Chauvinism: The self-love of
groups; that part of the
group's ideology that tell the group's
members that the group is great, the group's
leaders are best, the group's members
better than non-members; the group's territory the finest a.s.o.
Every group has some chauvinism, just as
every person has some self-love. Not all of it is bad (indeed, a person
without self-respect is a poor sort of person), but it easily gets bad
if - as usual - it is not based on facts but
on wishful thinking.