America, America

Nuechterlein, James
January 2011
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;Jan2011, Issue 209, p3
The author examines the difference in ideological predisposition between the Republicans and Democrats. He observes that the conservatives are more inclined to patriotism compared with the liberals who are cosmopolitan in their instinctive loyalties. He provides a brief background on American liberalism and what made them suspicious if patriotism. The author claims that patriotism implies pride, adding that there is nothing wrong with it as long as it is kept in its proper place.


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