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Patriotism news and analysis from The Nation
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
July 3, 2017
What It Means to Be a Patriot in the Trump Era
Fighting for justice and equality is the most patriotic act of all.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
July 2, 2017
Top 10 4th of July Songs
These 10 songs make clear both what’s great about the US and what still needs critical attention.
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January 13, 2017
Kirsten Gillibrand Just Gave a Principled Defense of Civilian Control of the Military
The senator raised practical and historic objections to granting a waiver for a recently retired general to serve as Trump’s defense secretary.
September 14, 2016
The Only Way for Muslim Americans to Be Considered Patriotic: Stay Silent
Khizr Khan to
Fareed Zakaria, Muslims who speak out are smeared as un-American.
August 3, 2016
We Should Be Shocked, Shocked, at Reports of Russian Interference in US Elections
Because, you know, it’s not as if Washington has ever done the same thing to other countries.
July 14, 2015
July 14, 1789: French Revolutionaries Storm the Bastille
What are people really celebrating when they mark the anniversary of “Bastille Day”?
July 4, 2012
‘What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?’ by Frederick Douglass
This is the perfect time to read the entirety of Frederick Douglass’s famous speech, and not merely because of the date on the calendar.