What I do want to say in the way of caution concerning collectivist ideologies of all stripes is mainly that collectives don’t suffer. The very idea of a collective is an abstraction. Collectives have no existence beyond the individual members that make it up. And so, it is hard to see how a collective can have any value of its own. My intuition is roughly Kantian here. People have intrinsic moral worth. Not nations. Advancing the interests of people has nothing to do with pitting the interests of one nation against those of other nations. America is not a human being. But we might consider making America humane again.
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