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No Intellectual Patriots
Intellectuals consider Patriotism beneath them.
Tropeworthy? Needs Examples Better Name
(permanent link) added: 2013-05-07 12:37:09 sponsor: ilniaj (last reply: 2013-05-07 14:25:27)

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A work with no intellectual patriots has multiple intellectual characters who are all unambiguously unpatriotic. There are multiple reasons for this:
  • As intellectuals they've discarded patriotism seeing it as negative.
  • They're scientists who are reliant and relied on by scientist from around the world. Such interconnected support doesn't lend itself to people who think a certain set of people are better than everyone else.
Note that for this trope to apply all the intellectuals have to say or do something that indicates their unpatriotic. It may mean actively identifying themselves as unpatriotic or taking an accusation of being unpatriotic as a compliment. If their patriotism goes unmentioned than it does not apply.

Real Life
  • Dictatorships who use patriotism to give themselves respect while demonizing others tended to have this philosophy. Many intellectuals were hunted or banished to Ivory tower ghettos.
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