Nationalism began when every individual, every small spirit, saw in it his chance to embody something higher than himself and to feel himself, as a German or whatever, to be greater than he could feel alone. What now marks the end of nationalism is that it has become impossible to be both a human being and a German, a Frenchman, or a Jew (in Israel, in any case) or whatever. On the contrary, as a representative of this or that nationality, one will be forced sooner or later to become an inhuman monster.
So we are obliged today to try to become human beings only as ourselves - aided by those friends who have been moved to make this same decision and supported not by the "great spirits" of Romanticism but by the great human beings of all our national pasts. And one's own as well as other "nations" should be judged solely ... in terms of the question: Where is the human being's person held inviolate?"
Stranger From Abroad, pp. 224-225