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Setting The Limits of Patriotism - ... This paper does not discuss either the rationality of patriotism as well as the political import of patriotism: Tolstoy’s position that patriotism is stupid and the role of patriotism in the stability of a state that as for example studied by Scruton are not here further developed. The first part will review Bax’s argument for anti-patriotism, namely the view that “radical patriotism” and higher moral principles are incompatible. The second part will discuss the necessity of “radical patriotism” for any moral system based on MacIntyre’s argument that moral principles are not universal but always built within a community....   [tags: Patriotism, Nationalism, MIlitarism, Government]
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Is American Patriotism Also Blind Patriotism? - It seems that patriotism is one of the most common terms used during times of war. Governments often use propaganda about nationalism to advocate their political views of the hostilities. Sometimes they even force patriotism on their constituents with fear-mongering techniques, which can have dangerous implications. That’s not to say that patriotism is inherently bad—many wars have been won for just causes because of it. However, it is a mistake to only think of war at a national level. There are devastating effects on the soldiers, families, and victims of war hostilities....   [tags: American patriotism is unique 2014]
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How Do You Define Patriotism? - Patriotism      Patriotism is defined as a love for or a devotion to one’s country. With the events that happened in America on September 11th, patriotism has been in everyone’s mind and heart. Young men and women have been enlisting in the armed forces to support America. Americans are flying flags on their cars and homes to show their patriotism. Millions of Americans are donating money and blood in support of the victims of the attacks. I would define patriotism as a loyalty and commitment to America and the people in our country....   [tags: Definition of patriotism] 650 words
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American Culture and Patriotism after World War Two - As a result of the war, America felt a new patriotism. As the wealth of the country increased the people were inclined to celebrate their success. They also celebrated having a much easier life than in comparison to the hardship and compromises of the war years. This was evident in the products that were designed to save Americans time and effort. There was advertising particularly aimed at women in the home household products. The consumerist beliefs were perpetuated by the mass media, radio, television, cinema and print media....   [tags: American Culture, World War II, USA, patriotism, ] 489 words
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Patriotism by Yukio Mishima - "Patriotism" by Yukio Mishima      Death, in many places death is feared, taking one's own life is looked upon as cowardly and weak. This story sheds a different light on death; it shows the honor and respectful way of bowing out. To see the honor in death, one must understand the culture and the time period. The story 'Patriotism' written by Yukio Mishima shows a couple?s courage, love and faith as well as the man?s commitment to his country.      As the story goes, Shinji is a member of the Imperil forces....   [tags: Yukio Mishima Patriotism Death] 552 words
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Overwhelming Patriotism - E.E. Cummings poem “next to of course god America i” can be interpreted, on the surface, as a stark criticism of patriotism in general. However, he is not just criticizing patriotism, but, criticizing blind patriotism and abusing blind patriotism to further an agenda. The poem itself is a reflection of the picturesque American life portrayed in snap shots of patriotic songs and colloquialisms that are indicative to American life. These snap shots help highlight how excessive patriotism begins and how it can be overwhelming....   [tags: Poetry] 734 words
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Patriotism: Changin Moral and Ethical Values - Patriotism is not blindly following ones country as some politicians think. Patriotism is working to ensure our country lives up to our collective moral and ethical values both at home and abroad, as well as being critical of our country when it does not live up to those standards. Patriotism as defined by the Oxford English Dictionary is “The quality of being patriotic; love of or devotion to one's country” (“Patriotism”). That is it. It does not say you have to take any specific action like flying the flag, serve in any function such as the armed forces, or support any particular party for election....   [tags: ethical values, espionage act]
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Terrorism and Patriotism - Terrorism and Patriotism The connection between war and patriotism-or better yet, between war and the making of patriots-is evident, maybe even self-evident. But, is a war really required. The answer is no, not as long as we remember past wars, and use those memories to meet current challenges. To help us remember, we have a Memorial Day (Decoration Day when I was young), and the Lincoln, Vietnam, Korean, and (eventually) World War II memorials. To the same end, we have national cemeteries filled with the graves of patriots, and a national anthem composed during a long-past war....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays] 1596 words
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What is Patriotism? - What is patriotism. Merriam-Webster defines patriotism as love for or devotion to one's country. “I love America more than any other country in this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually,” James Baldwin. “The notion that a radical is one who hates his country is naïve and usually idiotic. He is, more likely, one who likes his country more than the rest of us, and is thus more disturbed than the rest of us when he sees it debauched. He is not a bad citizen turning to crime; he is a good citizen driven to despair.” H....   [tags: essays research papers] 407 words
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Car-buying: Performance vs. Patriotism - Should loyal Americans feel inclined to buy American when looking to buy a new car. The question has most proud Americans puzzled at their local dealership. It comes down to the debate of performance versus patriotism. Which comes first. What is a loyal American to do. As most Americans know, the car-making industry has gotten to be very competitive in the last decade, with most of that competition coming from European and Japanese brands. A large contribution to the rise of foreign cars and fall of American cars has to do with the recent downfall of General Motors, a well-respected American auto-making manufacturer for years....   [tags: Automobile Industry]
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Analysis of Britons - Patriotism is often described as love and respect for your country. Because patriotism is such an abstract term it can be shown in many varying forms. This is very evident in Linda Colley’s Britons: Forging the Nation, 1707-1837. She provides a multitude of ways that the Britons showed their love and respect for their country. As I took the examples in the book it appeared that people of the time saw patriotism as more of a mix between viewing patriotism as unquestioning loyalty to country and the idea of challenging the existing nature rather than people just merely showing love and respect....   [tags: Patriotism] 1216 words
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Memorial Day Thoughts - I usually write a piece for Memorial Day. I didn’t write one this year because I had written a memorial piece just this past Veteran’s Day. But, within minutes of last week’s item posting on May 30, three things happened that made me regret my decision. First, I received word that a fellow Vietnam veteran had died a few days before. Then, I received a Memorial Day ecard from another friend. And, third, between May 31 and June 4, emails from regular readers filled my inbox wanting to know why I had not written one....   [tags: Patriotism] 1027 words
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Patriotism and The American Flag - There is much controversy surrounding the idea of patriotism and the iconography of the American flag in today’s society. Some believe patriotism is simply the act of supporting the decisions of the leaders of the country. Others say, to be patriotic, people should be outspoken and voice their oppositions to what is going on in the government. Opinions also differ on the idea of what the American flag represents. One opinion of the flags representation is that the flag represents our history, and the formerly mentioned idea of patriotism....   [tags: essays research papers] 1007 words
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Patriotism - The recent terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon have caused confusion on the topic of patriotism. The best way to start understanding patriotism is to simply define it. Patriotism is a person’s level of loyalty toward their country. Displays of true patriotism are prominent in times of despair, such as wars and terrorist attacks. However, many people have discrepancies on what displays of patriotism really are. Some people believe that showing patriotism can be accomplished by waving the flag and singing the national anthem....   [tags: essays research papers] 571 words
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Patriotism - Patriotism When confronted with the question, "How can I help preserve patriotism?", I honestly draw a blank. It is not because I can't help preserve patriotism, it's just something that should come naturally. Patriotism is defined as a devotion to one's country. I was fortunate enough to be brought up with the knowledge that it is good to have your own opinion, but that resulted in a direct love for the country for me. Some people, however, have not been as lucky. The roots of the problem reach back to the time in American history when the emancipation of women and urban mobility caused the home to give up much of it's control over the morals and ideals of the children....   [tags: Papers] 401 words
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Patriotism - Patriotism An egotist, according to the American Heritage Dictionary, is one devoted to his or her own interests and advancement. Everyone is an egotist in one way or another. Even when a person commits the most selfless acts of altruism, the act usually benefits the person in one way or another. Humanity is not, by nature, altruistic; humanity is, by nature, egocentric. This is evident in Yukio Mishima's "Patriotism" with the main characters, Reiko and Shinji. People are egotistical in the choices they often make: choosing friendship over patriotism, choosing to trust a spouse, and choosing one's personal freedom....   [tags: Essays Papers] 418 words
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Patriotism and Fear in The Scarlet Letter - Patriotism and Fear in The Scarlet Letter Patrick Henry and Jonathan Edwards are both spectacular speakers and have the ability to influence a crowd. Henry uses his ability of persuasion to sway the Virginia House of Burgesses. Edwards uses persuasion to give a sermon directed toward sinners and natural men. Henry and Edwards have many parallels and variations in their works. One can distinguish the similarities and differences between Patrick Henry and Jonathan Edwards in the purpose, repetition, and rhetoric of their writings....   [tags: Papers] 759 words
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Propaganda, Patriotism, and the War on Terrorism - Propaganda, Patriotism, and the War on Terrorism On college campuses across the nation, efforts are being made to silence professors who encourage students to probe the history of U.S. foreign policy in the effort to understand the September 11th attacks. Recent articles in The Chronicle of Higher Education report that students have complained to deans about professors critical of U.S. foreign policy, and boards of trustees, deans, and college presidents have drafted resolutions and issued public statements condemning their views....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 973 words
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The Problems with Bandwagon Patriotism - The Problems with Bandwagon Patriotism I’ll admit it, I’m American. I’m an American and I admit, I enjoy it very thoroughly. I enjoy having the right to a free education, choice in who rules over me (who rules, who cares. pun intended), and the right to walk around the streets at three a.m. because I can. But I do not consider myself patriotic, in any way, sense or fashion. The astounding number of Americans nowadays who consider themselves patriotic can overwhelm the small few who were there for America before 9/11....   [tags: Politics Political Essays] 1757 words
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Patriotism Aided in Socrate's Acceptance of His Death - THESIS STATEMENT Patriotism aided in Socrates' acceptance of his death, although believing he was unjustly convicted of corrupting the youth of Athens and creating divinities in place of the gods. PURPOSE STATEMENT Through books and essays about Socrates, research, and analysis it shows that he was truly guilty of his crimes and accepted them willingly although he believed he was innocent. INTRODUCTION A member of the jury watched as the defendant, tense and nervous, looked over at the Kleptsydra, or the water-clock, and realized time is of the essence....   [tags: History, Death Penalty] 1803 words
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Patriotism: Use with Caution - Patriotism: Use with Caution Patriotism has a different face for everyone. Some follow it blindly, some reject and oppose it, some stand indifferent, and others choose to follow it cautiously. Patriotism is also now a challenge for multi-cultural societies because the back bone of social unity can no longer be merely similarities in ethnicity, culture, or religion. In this essay, I shall state the risks of following patriotism blindly and the risks involved in rejecting patriotism completely....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument]
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Patriotism as Bad Faith - Patriotism as Bad Faith Simon Keller argues in his essay "Patriotism as Bad Faith" that patriotism is not a virtue but it is actually a vice. Keller begins by splitting the views on this philosophical debate into three different representations. The first being the "communitarian patriot", where patriotism is not only a valued virtue to someone's self but that it is actually an essential virtue. The second representation is a radical contradiction of the first, known as the "hard universalist....   [tags: Philosophy] 343 words
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Patriotism, Glory, and Other Lies - Patriotism, Glory, and Other Lies Author: Billy Smith Many themes, in World War I literature, hinge on the distinction between the soldiers and the elite. Soldiers in World War I were, metaphorically, the swords with which elites of opposing countries would strike each other: the swords were continually bloodied while the hands of the elite remained immaculate. Since the soldiers were doing the grunt work for the elites, they were able to witness, first-hand, the atrociousness of war. This atrociousness was, however, in contrast to what the soldiers had been told about war; concepts such as glory were mysteriously absent from the trenches on the Western front....   [tags: World Literature] 1428 words
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Patriotism in Spiderman Movies - The portrayal of the feelings of the general public is constantly used in film to stir the audience. If the filmmaker can rouse their feelings, people will be more engrossed in the movie than they would be otherwise. What is arguably the strongest emotion in many people is the feeling of patriotism. As George Bernard Shaw said, “Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it.” Though this feeling is not necessarily based on logic, it is none-the-less one of the most powerful feelings along with hatred and love....   [tags: essays research papers] 952 words
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Patriotism and Its Meaning - Patriotism and Its Meaning In the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States we are seeing many forms of Patriotism. I was suprised to find when I researched this word that it had a negative feeling associated with it. I believe that patriotism is actively showing your support for your country, standing up for what you believe in, and fighting for our individual free will and independence. I am proud of my country and I am not ashamed to fly the American Flag. Many men and women have died to give me the freedoms that I take for granted....   [tags: Definition Patriot National Essays] 549 words
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From Patriotism to Realism. - From patriotism to realism. A review by Michiel IJsseldijk The Great War: endless bitterness, rivalry and struggling. Armies situated in muddy trenches. Trenches full of dead bodies and rats. Poison gas attacks. Soldiers and civilians exposed to extreme physical conditions. Millions of casualties and thousands of destroyed houses. The First World War seems to be the most emotional and useless war ever fought. It seems hard to imagine that before the war, lots of soldiers and civilians on both sides, supported the war....   [tags: World History] 713 words
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Finding Patriotism - Finding Patriotism Taking my English writing instructor’s advice, one day during my lunch break from work; I went on a short trip to Faneuil Hall. This historical building blends in with other red brick buildings in Boston. Therefore, you might pass it by, if it were not for the painted red line representing the Freedom Trail and a statue of Samuel Adams in the middle of the plaza. Before entering the building, one might compare this moment with, as Walker Percy says. "Seeing the canyon is made even more difficult by what the sight- seer does when the moment arrives, when sovereign knower confronts the thing to be known....   [tags: miscellaneous] 2322 words
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Robert Jensens Patriotism - Many people believe that they are patriotic people. But, what truly makes one patriotic. In “Saying Goodbye to Patriotism” Robert Jensen critiques the effects of patriotism on today’s modern society, the United States, and globalization after the attacks on 9/11. Jensen defines patriotism in his talk delivered to the Peace Action National Congress as “love and loyal or zealous support of one’s own country.” (Jensen 741) But, that is not the only definition of patriotism. One may love living in the United States so does that make them patriotic....   [tags: essays research papers] 1503 words
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The Exploitation of Patriotism to Serve the Government's Interests - One of the most important tools that any government can take advantage of to advance its control is the patriotism of its people. Throughout the history of the world patriotism has been used to justify war, injustice against others and to manipulate a whole population of people. Patriotism is not a word which is meant to have negative effects. As the Merriam Webster online dictionary defines it, patriotism is the "love for or devotion to one's country". The problem is that many corrupt governments throughout the world, including ours here in the United States, are using patriotism to advance their own interests which have negative effects on the world as a whole....   [tags: Government American Persuasive Essays]
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Buick and Budweiser- Selling Success and Patriotism - Buick and Budweiser- Selling Success and Patriotism Television commercials go beyond merely informing consumers about products or services: these advertisements sell their abstract ideas that tend to be valued in American society, such as success and patriotism. Two examples are outstanding commercials produced by the car manufacturer General Motors for their Buick cars, and the brewery Anheuser-Bush for their beer, Budweiser. While David Barry, in his essay, “Red, White, and Beer,” humorously describes the connection between commercials and values, Rita Dove and Marie Winn, in “Loose Ends” and “Television Addiction” respectively, are about an addiction to television and how televisi...   [tags: Media Advertising Essays]
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Terrorism, Patriotism and the Farce of the Pledge of Allegiance - Terrorism, Patriotism and the Farce of the Pledge of Allegiance It is unfortunate that the terrorists did not attack and destroy the Pledge of Allegiance instead of the World Trade Center. But politicians and zealots have perverted "patriotism" to include a blind veneration of the United States based on an oversimplified conception that disregards current laws and social customs, a perversion evident in the idolatry performed regularly by most American citizens during the Pledge of Allegiance....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 1177 words
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Patriotism: American Identity Defined Through Opportunity, Hard Work, and Loyalty - Scorching heat, pure exhaustion, and constant fear convey the bleak image of war. The definition of war is varied, and “often the proposed definition masks a particular political or philosophical stance” (Moseley). Colonel William Travington portrays his beliefs about the brutality of war through one simple sentence; “You know, it's an ugly business doing one's duty... but just occasionally it's a real pleasure” (“The Patriot”). Our country is home to a diversity of perspectives on what it means to be an American, and the loyalty that comes from this earned title....   [tags: american history] 1261 words
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American Government Must Stand Against the Desecration of the American Flag - The United States Government should deem desecration of the American Flag unconstitutional because of the freedom in which the flag represents, along with the blood, sweat, and tears that were shed by our brave soldiers and veterans. Desecration of the American Flag suggests a disdain, or a disregard for the symbolic meaning under which it represents. The American Flag has forever and a day been an image declaring freedom and democracy, and has showcased our principles and beliefs as a country. Thinking back over the years, people are able to live a freedom filled life that may not have been if not for the many wars that were fought by our courageous soldiers, young and old....   [tags: Patriotism, Constitution, ] 637 words
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Star Dreck: Paranoia & Patriotism in Alien Invasion Films - Star Dreck: Paranoia & Patriotism in Alien Invasion Films My premise is really quite simple: aliens are among us.And they're bad.But they're not the aliens you think they are, and they're not bad for the reasons you might imagine.In order to understand who these aliens are and why they're bad I want to begin by reaching back into the dark heart of the McCarthy era, when American paranoia in its most popular incarnation as American patriotism was at its peak.The year is 1951 and the film is Howard Hawkes' The Thing: From Another World....   [tags: essays papers] 2311 words
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Kids Must Do More Than Recite the Pledge of Allegiance - Children in the United States go through many years of school reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, but does it encourage loyalty in their nation or fear of it. The years that I spent in school reciting the pledge did little to instill patriotism in me. I do not even remember the words to it. Having a more hands-on approach to community involvement would be a better way to teach children pride for their country. Encourage children to be concerned about their school, neighborhood, city and nation by letting them be a part of their community....   [tags: patriotic, patriotism, early education] 753 words
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Analysis of e e cummings' Poem - The poem “next to of course god america I” is a satirical poem that indicates the speaker is a patriot but also mocks this passionate love of country. The deliberate absence of punctuation and capitalization allows the reader to take the lead and decide when and where to pause for effect. It also helps to create the irony of the two contrasting themes that are felt throughout the poem. What does the speaker actually intend with his words. It is interesting that he chooses to capitalize the pronoun ‘He’ as if placing the speaker in a place of superiority or distance....   [tags: Poetry Analysis, American Patriotism]
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Famous Native American Chiefs: Cochise - Cochise was one of the most famous of all the Native American chiefs during the 1800s. He was famous at first because he was seen as an honest and peaceful man. He lived at peace with anyone who came into the area where he lived. Cochise became famous later though because he held out against the United States army and would not surrender until he felt he had no other choice. . When he finally did surrender, it was because most of his people had been killed already and he wanted to save the lives of those that remained....   [tags: patriotism, apache nation, land]
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Remembering 9/11 through the Lens of Hollywood: A Detailed Analysis - From the PATRIOT Act of 2001 that was signed into law by the former President George W. Bush, to the flags that fluttered in the front yard of every American’s house, the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001 brought the whole nation together for a single goal of fighting back terrorism and getting through the test that America was put to. Everybody’s loyalty towards the United States has been tested since then, and one cannot put aside Hollywood in this collective effort of this nation (Markert 58)....   [tags: patriotism, terrorism, film industry]
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War of Words: Language, Politics and 9/11, by Sandra Silberstein - Book Review War of Words: Language, Politics and 9/11, by Sandra Silberstein. London: Routledge, 2002, 224 pp., ISBN 0-4152-9047-3. Reviewed by Lim Puey Ru and ZhangYingming Sandra Silberstein’s the War of Words: Language, Politics and 9/11 expressed the perspective of how through language creates a new post-9/11 identity for America and recreates particular worlds of understandings (p.1). In a chronological way, Silberstein showed readers how the social identity of the people and their leaders shifted, the overhauling of America’s media linguistic landscape from consumerism to patriotism and how the views on Muslims turned from a minority group to terrorists....   [tags: new identity, consumerism, patriotism]
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Examples of Romantic Nationalism throughout World History - Romantic nationalism is the type of patriotism in which the state gains political authority as a natural outcome of the union of individuals it presides over. This includes, relating to the exacting method of use, the idiom, heritage, ethnicity, faith, and traditions of the state in its original logic, of individuals who spawned within the bounds of its civilization. Nationalism is a contemporary association, based upon the foundation that the personal allegiance and commitment to the nation-state exceeded any other intimate or group thoughts and welfare ("Romantic nationalism")....   [tags: world history, patriotism] 2300 words
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Being a Real American is Not About Where One is Born - The Constitution tells us that if you are born in America you are an American. Any immigrant naturalized in this country is an American. But what characteristics do you think make up a true, real American. Real Americans, by my definition, are not defined by their race, religion, whether they served their country or not, and not by which political party they belong to. They are defined by their great love, respect, and loyalty for this country’s greatest treasure, freedom and the ideals that set America apart from any other country....   [tags: American patriotism, Patriotic, Freedom] 514 words
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How Does Nationalism Solidify a Country? - Introduction Nationalism is ubiquitous. It exists in everywhere, like national flags, songs, novels or even in Marvel American Hero film. Before, studying how nationalism solidify a country we must fist identify what is a nation, nationalism and how it affects us. What is a nation. Quoted from J.V. Stalin, “Nationality ... is not a racial or tribal phenomenon. It has five essential features: there must be a stable, continuing community, a common language, a distinct territory, economic cohesion, and a collective character....   [tags: common identity, patriotism, china]
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Many of the Different Themes used by Shakespeare in Macbeth are also Presented in WWI Poetry - The play of “Macbeth” contains many of the themes also incorporated into WWI poetry; themes such as violence, patriotism, gore, manipulation, fear and cowardice through the characters of Macbeth, the witches, Banquo’s ghost and Lady Macbeth. Shakespeare’s use of techniques such as metaphors, juxtaposition, emotive language and irony are also used in poems by Rupert Brooke, Frederic Manning, Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen. In Act 1, Scene 5 of “Macbeth”, Lady Macbeth is portrayed as manipulative and spiteful....   [tags: manipulation, patriotism, poetry, macbeth]
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Germany Was Responsible for World War One - Historians have no unanimous answer for which country was responsible for World War One. Even though the alliance system, nationalism, and the young warlike young generation existed in all countries of Europe, some other major causes of the war were single handedly caused by German and when I scrutinized both the long term and the short terms causes of the war, it is clear that Germany was more responsible for World War One because of its unification, its army race and its support to Austria- Hungry....   [tags: nationalism, patriotism, power]
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Factors of the American Rebellion - After the French and Indian War, the relationship between the colonists and the British Parliament began to deteriorate. Many factors influenced the idea of patriotism and these factors eventually resulted in a rebellion by the colonists in 1775. The most important factor that eventually led to this rebellion was the Parliament taxing the colonists. The colonists were enraged by the fact that they were being taxed without being represented in the Parliament and were also furious of the fact that the taxes that were being enforced were not just....   [tags: french and indian war, patriotism] 871 words
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The Pledge of Allegiance - At the beginning of each day in many public and private schools around the country, students stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance. In fact, 35 states have passed laws mandating that the Pledge be recited on a daily basis. This issue has been a source of controversy for years. On one side of the argument exists families and educators who believe in the citizenship and patriotism that reciting the Pledge brings (Chiodo, 2011). On the opposing side, families and educators argue the possible threat to an individual’s First Amendment freedoms....   [tags: American Politics, Patriotism] 1844 words
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Romulus and Remus - ... (Carandini) This tale was, most likely, a political scheme to inject children and the weak minded with a sense of patriotism. (Ancient) While it seems to have been effective, having been indoctrinated to the children, it would form a "connecting bond" between all romans and the god Mars, which would also give the impression of a "blessed" military. As an evolved and better species, the human race in general would look at this and think "that's lying and deceitful," but, in truth, the species has done very little at improving and is doing the exact same thing in nearly the same manner....   [tags: patriotism, twins, myth]
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British National Cinema: This Happy Breed - Question 10: Choose one film and discuss it through illustration. How does its social, political, historical context inform the form and content. Noël Coward’s, This Happy Breed (1944) Introduction: British national cinema following the First World War was somewhat subdued compared the fantastical pictures of the preceding peacetime. 1940’s British cinema is often referred to as a ‘Golden age’, whereby British films were able to compete with Hollywood in both domestic and international markets....   [tags: patriotism, gender roles, british history]
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Government Controlling Thought - Many countries believe that the use of propaganda helps to institute a necessary level of patriotism in their citizens. Most countries that use propaganda have an authoritarian form of government, the type of government that is shown in 1984. However, the use of propaganda also limits the freedom of people since propaganda can be used to control thought and speech. Propaganda can scare people into believing that the government is trying to appear to be the best country by either exaggerating the positive events that are happening in their country or by showing negative events that are happening in other countries....   [tags: propaganda, patriotism, brainwash]
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America: The Military-Industrial Complex - America holds the dream of liberty and freedom and protects the attainment and success of democracy across the world. As President Eisenhower emphasized in his “Farewell Address,” our goal as a nation has always been to “foster progress in human achievement, and to enhance liberty, dignity, and integrity among people and among nations” (par. 7). However, since the early fifties, American society has become a nation of self-servers with ulterior motives that surface well after our nation has initiated conflicts with others....   [tags: patriotism, American society, President Eisenhower] 1942 words
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What the American Flag Means to Me - What is the American flag and what does it represent. For many Americans the flag represents freedom, pride, and justice. Our flag stands for freedom because of the many lives that had to be lost throughout history for us to be the nation we are today. The American flag stands for pride because of the many American soldiers men and women who lost their lives for us. Lastly, our flag stands for justice because in the United States no matter what crime we do we have the right to a fair trial. Another view of the American flag is the colors red, white, and blue....   [tags: Patriotism, 911, Symbolism] 319 words
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Remove God from the Pledge of Allegiance - Remove God from the Pledge of Allegiance The original Pledge of Allegiance was meant as an expression of patriotism, not religious faith and made no mention of God. The pledge was written in 1892 by the socialist Francis Bellamy. He wrote it for the popular magazine Youth's Companion on the occasion of the nation's first celebration of Columbus Day. It’s wording omitted reference not only to God but also to the United States. “Under God” should be removed from the pledge for purposes of creating equality in different beliefs and allowing each American their right laid out in the constitution....   [tags: Patriotism Argumentative Persuasive]
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