Would the world be better off if no one were a patriot — as Professor Kateb suggests? Even in the United States in 1941-45? On one reading of Kateb’s analysis, the answer must be yes. If no one in the world were a patriot, there would, presumably, be no one wanting to fight for his country and so no one for anyone in the United States 1941-45 to fight against. We only need patriots to fight other patriots.
Unhappily, if patriots did not exist, the state would be forced to invent them. And then, even more unhappily, we might just need them after all.
And that, I believe, is why whiskey was invented.