from Fancyclopedia 2 ca. 1959 and Fancyclopedia 1 ca. 1944
People as inclined to cynicism, semantic alertness, and anti-emotionalism as fans are do not offer fertile soil for the cruder features of nationalistic loyalty. When war came, fans displayed a willingness to fight for certain aspects of the "American way of life" but dealt roughly with flag-waving super-patriots who appeared among them.