It is assumed that man possesses an attribute called ‘nationality’ just as he has black hair or white skin or blue eyes. Instead of being a transistory expression of human sentimentality, nationalism has revealed itself as a remarkably tough and persistent ideology. In contemporary world politics it has proved so powerful that other ideologies have had to yield to it, Democratic liberalism, Communism, Socialism, Fascism and Capitalism have all in their turn found it expedient to come to terms with it.
I believe, and so do most Welsh speaking Christians, that Wales must be constituted into a nation-State. Not to possess one is not to exist in the modern world.
English Nationalism has shown itself to be both immensely destructive and, at the same time, deeply seductive. If Wales can produce a Nationalism as inspiring and as vigorous as that which has dominated the English spirit for so many generations, Wales will be able not only to survive but to do greater things in the future than it has done in the past.