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Patriotism news and analysis from The Nation
July 2, 2022
Top 15 4th of July Songs
These songs make clear what’s special about the US while highlighting the enormous amount of work that still needs to be done.
March 4, 2022
Is There a Place for Patriotism on the Left?
Michael Kazin argues that ones need patriotism to engage effectively in the democratic process, while Rafia Zakaria writes that “love of the flag” undermines commitments to internationalism.
May 13, 2020
If You Want to Honor US Soldiers, Start by Questioning Our Military
A veteran looks back on the follies of the US military during his time in Afghanistan.
February 26, 2020
The US Government Has Sanitized War
We are reminded of our endless wars only when the government wants to invoke patriotism without criticism.
January 1, 2020
Gun Basics—and Other Lessons
Getting along is a necessity when you know you’re likely to run into each other at the only gas station in town. But it’s also a frame of mind.
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January 3, 2019
Country Music Is Also Mexican Music
The Department of Homeland Security recruits agents at country festivals, but the musical genre knows no borders.
October 19, 2017
Letters From the November 6, 2017, Issue
Kneeling down, rising up… The wrong idol… False flag… Digital redistricting?… A worthy candidate… From the stacks…
September 11, 2017
Too Many Americans Think Patriotism Means Racism and Xenophobia
And our communities are facing hate violence at levels that rival the aftermath of 9/11 as a consequence.
July 25, 2017
An Alien Invasion in the Age of Trump
If extraterrestrials came to devour humankind, you can bet Trump wouldn’t get fair coverage.
July 5, 2017
Patriotism in the Trump Era
For many Americans, the pursuit of happiness is getting harder every day. But in the growing movements demanding justice and equality for all, we see the hard work of patriotism flourishing all around us.
Katrina vanden Heuvel