Patriotism Essay

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  • Patriotism And Blind Patriotism

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    symbols represent what the country stands for which is freedom and justice for all. Patriotism is common in the United States and it is this love of nation, the pride that one feels, and the loyalty to the country that many believe is what being an American is all about. Patriotism is ingrained in this nation since its founding and continues to be important today. Moreover, I will examine not only patriotism but also religion and party identification. Although people in the United States are

  • Essay: Patriotism

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    Patriotism is generally defined as loyalty and love for one's country. However, patriotism's definition varies depending on how "loyalty" and "country" are themselves defined. For example, Stephen Decatur's toast indicates a definition that allows for some types of political dissent. When Decatur stated, "Our country! In her intercourse with foreign nations may she always be in the right; but our country, right or wrong," the naval officer meant that dissention with regards to foreign policy can

  • The Issue Of American Patriotism

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    Nationalism and patriotism is a very touchy subject for some people just due to the fact of everyone having their own opinion on what it means. Some people just do not know the difference between the two, or just don’t know if there even is a difference. They are very often commonly confused as the same thing and I can see why at first glance, but after searching this subject on many credible sources I have come to find many clarifying and interesting facts on this particular topic. First of all

  • War Of A Reasonable Patriotism, By George Kateb, And American Patriotism Essay

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    birth places. Ultimately, patriotism causes arbitrary detachments between human beings for illogical reasons. It is fueled by reactionary emotions rather than reason, and although it begins with good intentions, it can also escalate to catastrophic levels. To understand the role of patriotism in the modern day, it is helpful to discuss the following articles: On Patriotism, by George Kateb; In Defense of a Reasonable Patriotism, by William Galston; and American Patriotism is Unique, by Richard Morris

  • Is Patriotism A Virtue By Alasdair Macintyre

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    Macintyre presents a very interesting argument in his text “Is Patriotism a Virtue,” the following essay will critically analyse his points in defence of an Aristotelian understanding of the virtue of patriotism. Macintyre defines patriotism “in terms of a kind of loyalty to a particular nation which only those possessing that particular nationality can exhibit.” (Pg. 287, Is Patriotism a Virtue.) As discussed by Aristotelian morality, patriotism is not a mindless loyalty to the nation but rather a commitment

  • Alasdair Macintyre Is Patriotism A Virtue?

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    The question, ‘Is patriotism a virtue?’ is one that will forever be asked by many philosophers. This particular question has many discrepancies regarding its core meaning and the way in which it is practised by all. An argument is made by philosopher Alasdair MacIntyre in relation to this question, MacIntyre claims that patriotism can only come to be a virtue when the patriot is able to challenge their beliefs about their country with moral judgment. Through the course of this essay we will critically

  • Patriotism or Cosmopolitanism Essay

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    Humankind would be a better place if we were all just citizens of the world. In Martha Nussbaum’s “Patriotism and Cosmopolitanism” she argues whether children should be taught in education to be patriotic or cosmopolitan. Nussbaum’s definition of cosmopolitanism is a person whose primary allegiance is to the community of human beings in the entire world. Nussbaum begins her argument by raising questions about education and how students ought to be taught that hunger in third world countries are

  • Examples Of Patriotism Or Love For Motherland

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    Patriotism Or, Love for Motherland Introduction: patriotism is one of the most sterling qualities of human life. Patriotism rouses in him a feeling of pride and glory. “Home, home, sweet home; there is no place like home.” Utility of patriotism: the utility of patriotism is too much to be described. Islam says “Patriotism is a part of religion”. Motherland actually stands next to one’s mother. A country cannot achieve her desired development without the patriotic zeal and sincere participation of

  • Patriotism In The Film Mr. Smith Goes To Washington

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    unpatriotic by certain areas of the culture. Patriotism is bandied about as a necessity by some, and derided completely by others. But what is true patriotism, and how necessary is it? The film Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, made in 1939, was originally condemned for being unpatriotic as it showed the ugly side of American democratic politics at a time where democracies were falling all over Europe. However, the film presents a different view of patriotism that supports the most important part of democracy;

  • Comparative Essay : Comparative Ethics Of Patriotism Essay

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    Comparative Ethics of Patriotism I. Introduction What is the moral worth of patriotism? Is there a substantive difference between the patriotism of totalitarian and liberal countries? Do the soldiers in those countries experience patriotism differently? In this paper, I will attempt to affirm the moral worth of patriotism, find the exact differences between totalitarian and liberal patriotism, and determine how this difference might manifest itself within the citizens of either country. Our paper