Barenboim to France: Nationalism is not patriotism
April 21, 2017 by norman lebrecht
The former music director of the Orchestre de Paris, and briefly of the Opéra de Paris, has been speaking about this weekend’s French election.
Daniel Barenboim said he could understand the rise of nationalism in France as a protest against the tide of globalisation, but the French should be aware that the present tendency is not to be confused with patriotism.
Patriotism, said Barenboim, is inclusive. Nationalism shuts out the world.
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