Nationalism is synonymous with fanaticism. I believe nationalism is the scourge that will threaten the next century and the next millennium. Fanaticism and power together can become the most lethal of combinations. We see it today in the war in the Balkans. It is true that each human being loves his native land. But patriotism pushed to the extreme and to excess often emerges as ruthless fanaticism. To express one's attachment to one's country is laudable.
- Elie Wiesel, former member in the jewish terrorist organisation "Irgun", Nobel Peace Prize laureate, wrote a fictionalised porn novel called "Night" (Bantam Books)