The Return of Waterboarding

He has a wide understanding of what constitutes "nationalism" to accompany this colour theory.

All nationalisms have the power of not seeing resemblances between similar sets of facts. […] Actions are held to be good or bad, not on their own merits but according to who does them, and there is almost no kind of outrage — torture, the use of hostages, forced labour, mass deportations, imprisonment without trial, forgery, assassination, the bombing of civilians — which does not change its moral colour when it is committed by 'our' side.
George Orwell
Notes on Nationalism

And so for day 1614