G.K. Chesterton in the Illustrated London News on Oct. 5, 1918:
The internationalist and the imperialist are not only similar men, but even the same men. There is no country which the Imperialist may not claim to conquer in order to convert. There is no country which the Internationalist may not claim to convert in order to conquer. Whether it is called international law or imperial law, it is the very soul and essence of all lawlessness. Against all such amorphous anarchy stands that great and positive creation of Christendom, the nation, with its standards of liberty and loyalty, with its limits of reason and proportion.
Informative both on the current situation with Syria and the Christian idea of the nation as a bulwark against evil opposed to internationalism.