perfidiousness


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What sickens him is the revealed perfidiousness of Sempronius, but his slide into suicide is accompanied not just by the revolt of his enemies but also by the emotional defection of his loved ones.
Brendell's torment following the perfidiousness of his Guild is predictable, comprehensible and quite plausible.
Chris Hedges would issue a stern warning: "Patriotism, often a thinly veiled form of collective self-worship, celebrates our goodness, our ideals, our mercy and bemoans the perfidiousness of those who hate us." Self-worship requires that we turn a blind eye on "the murder and repression done in our name." It means that we dismiss how others might see us and perceive our actions in the world.
In this regard, he equates patriotism with nationalism, the former of which he characterizes as "often a thinly veiled form of collective self-worship [that] celebrates our goodness, our ideals, our mercy and bemoans the perfidiousness of those who hate us." Never mind, he says, that we have aided and abetted murder and repression carried out by surrogates like the Shah of Iran and the former Zaire's Mobutu.
The schoolbooks in the Greek part of Cyprus, for example, have much to say about the heroism and fortitude of the Greeks and the perfidiousness of the Turks.