Internationalism is a political principle which transcends nationalism and advocates a greater political or economic cooperation among nations and people. Typically, internationalism is seen as the antithesis of nationalism, which is the principle towards identifying with a singular country or culture. Internationalists are typically critical of nationalism, and sometimes patriotism. Internationalism is typically associated with the political left, principally that of Marxism and anarchism.
- Our country is the world — our countrymen are all mankind.
- William Lloyd Garrison, Motto of The Liberator (1831)
- The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win.
WORKING MEN OF ALL COUNTRIES, UNITE!
- Karl Marx, conclusion of The Communist Manifesto
- If the emancipation of the working classes requires their fraternal concurrence, how are they to fulfill that great mission with a foreign policy in pursuit of criminal designs, playing upon national prejudices, and squandering in piratical wars the people’s blood and treasure?
- Imagine there's no countries,
It isn't hard to do,
Nothing to kill or die for,
And no religion, too,
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace...
- John Lennon, Imagine