Why do many people, many conservative and Conservative people, think patriotism is alright in small doses? How can one love ones country too much? It's like saying loving your parents or children or Mozart is alright in small doses but shouldn't be taken too far. It is also a very telling sign of the decadence of the rich world. That wonderful play Oh! What a Lovely War is partly to blame and that dreadful era the 1960s. Thank God the 1960s didn't happen in Romania.