Behind this facade disappears the distinction between the just, national life-interests of a people, and the aggressive tendencies of imperialist chauvinism. Source

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    You should include the source of the sentence in question. Jul 19, 2022 at 10:50

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According to the source, this section is about the "fetishization of the nation".

"the just, national life-interests of a people" would then mean the natural needs and wishes of a nation or people as a society. This could be things like security, employment, cultural freedom etc.

This is contrasted with "the aggressive tendencies of imperialist chauvinism" which could be expansionism, projected power, cultural domination etc.

  • can you give me a synonym for it? Jul 19, 2022 at 11:24
  • Syn: basic needs of human survival. Jul 19, 2022 at 11:44

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