Patriotism as political religion

My latest article on a secular (political) religion, this time on patriotism. It starts with the French Revolution, cites some examples from other European countries, and finally arrives to Hungary. The main message is that patriotism is neither secular nor religious: whether it is anti-Christian as in France or poses as Christian as in some Eastern European countries, it remains both similar to so-called “traditional” religions and profoundly different from them.

Military flag from the Hungarian revolution and war of independence 1848-1849 (From the Museum of Military History, Budapest, Wikimedia Commons)