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Campaign Patriotism – The Atlantic

It is considered unpatriotic, insensitive, and grievously insulting to the families of the killed and wounded to question the value and purposes of these sacrifices. But with the nation embroiled in three wars, perhaps embarking on a fourth, and, despite the increased use of mercenaries, still dependent on volunteer warriors, we might question the virtues of such patriotism.

Questioning the Role of Patriotism in American Politics – Wendy Kaminer 

This is quite an interesting piece by Wendy Kaminer at The Atlantic.  Does American “patriotism” verge on potentially problematic “nationalism?”  Don’t all presidential candidates really “love” this country?  Is it “unpatriotic” to question the quality of our governance or to question our decisions about war in any way?



This entry was posted on June 23, 2011 by in Voting.
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