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Setting The Limits of Patriotism

- In many societies, patriotism is a must-have value. It is seen as a quality that everyone tends to have. In politics, when one refers to patriotism, it is meant not to be discussed; referring to patriotism is referring to something good according to common sense. However, History teaches that patriotism can rapidly and easily slip toward nationalism and militarism and become a reason to hate foreigners. In light of this observation, philosophers have studied the moral grounds of patriotism. One can wonder what the object of patriotism is and whether this object is morally acceptable: is it a country whatever that country is standing for....   [tags: Patriotism, Nationalism, MIlitarism, Government]

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The Patriotism : Right Before Your Eyes

- Banal Patriotism: Right Before Your Eyes Everyday Americans pass through their cities and towns without really looking at whats right in front of them. In their defense, how often are you expected to notice the things that you see everyday. Although the average person doesn 't notice their surroundings, there are significant symbols nearly everywhere. Banal nationalism is the display of ordinary patriotic ideals and figures that are seen or experienced daily without receiving the proper recognition....   [tags: Nationalism, United States, Patriotism]

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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]

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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, ]

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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]

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The Relationship of Patriotism and Colonialism

- In the colonial era, patriotism developed high levels of motivation and generated new-found love for a country. The love for a person’s home country allowed Europeans to do great things in the name of their nation. A lot of the advances in technology, increases in economy and exploration happened because of the motivation caused by patriotism. Technology and exploration were vastly motivated by patriotism so that one’s home country could rise above all other colonizing countries. The economy showed less patriotism, but corruption in colony governments were generally low, and little resources were kept in the colonies....   [tags: technology, economy, exploration, motivation]

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Patriotism, By John F. Kennedy

- “Ask not what your country can do for you; but what you can do for your country,” is a famous quote by John F. Kennedy. When I hear this quote it makes me think of patriotism, but then again, it makes me think what does patriotism really mean. Have you ever really thought about it. People through the ages have carried out both horrible and wonderful acts under the word of patriotism. So, how are we to define it then. The concept of patriotism is just as debated and relevant today as it was during the Civil War....   [tags: United States, World War II, Nationalism]

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Setting the Limits of Patriotism

- Now if we define patriotism as “a kind of loyalty to a particular nation which only those possessing that particular nationality can exhibit” (MacIntyre, ‘Is Patriotism a Virtue?’, 1984, p.4), the notion of belonging is key. There is no consideration for the characteristics of the country, i.e., its principles and values. It is in this sense opposed to Ernest Belfort Bax’s conception: one must not support a country because it stands for an ideal that one believes in, but rather because it is one’s country....   [tags: Loyalty to a Nation, Belonging, Principles, Values]

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Patriotism During The Civil War

- When looking back in history there were many wars, and with wars come citizens who are patriotic and serve during the wars. During the Civil War, people had been patriotic in many ways other than going to war. The women, who were at home taking care of the family, would send patriotic envelopes which contained letters that would raise the spirits of those fighting. Some would have flags on them and they would have slogans and mottos saying “God Bless America” or “for God and Country”(Arispe). But these envelopes weren’t just there to raise the spirits of those fighting, they were also there to help inform people of the war....   [tags: soldiers, citizens, confederate]

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American Patriotism and Terrorism

- Patriotism The word terrorist has become synonymous with traitor, and now it is thrown around like a football. If you’re not for America, you're against it. At what point did questioning the rule of government become traitorous. Protesting is a protected right engrained in the constitution and yet the restrictions placed on it in the name of public safety are becoming too many to count. For the safety of the public it is now illegal to protest in any area under classified as a ‘National Special Security Event’, anywhere involved in food production, and anywhere involved in energy production....   [tags: traitor, freedom, rebels]

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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]

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Patriotism is the Beginning of Genocide, Xenophobia and Injustice

- ... This all started because a anti-Semite group called the Nazi’s came into power in Germany. There was a particular person who led this catastrophic event, Hitler who wanted to save Germany from both external and internal enemies. Hitler believed that only true Germans could live in Germany, he was patriotic to a fault. Another example is the event that occurred in December of 1937, the Japanese Imperial Army marched into China’s capital city of Nanking and murdered 300 000 people and raped over 20 000 women ....   [tags: devotion to one's country]

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Patriotism Should be Propagated in Singapore Schools

- Introduction – Definition of Patriotism Patriotism is the love of and devotion to one’s country that prompts a meaningful obedience and loyalty to its government (Saxe, 2003). K. Waltzer and E. Heilman (2005) extend this definition to critical democratic patriotism, where there is an inclusion of engaged critical thinking, on top of learning about the foundations of a singular American history. For this essay, I will fuse the two above definitions and apply it to the Singapore context. Saxe, Waltzer and Heilman raised pertinent issues with regard to the Americans which Singapore can draw parallels from....   [tags: love, devotion for one's country]

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Patriotism in the Film Olympus Has Fallen

- Patriotism means love of one’s country. A country, on which one is born and brought up and develops, is valuable to him than any other country. This desire for his country expands into loyalty. One who is dedicated will be willing to perform a sacrifice for his motherland. One can be a volunteer by maintaining a decent image of one’s country before the eyes of strangers. A patriot will never move down his country or analyze his government before newcomers. He will attempt to extend the best reflection of his country when he comes into touch with families of other nations....   [tags: military issues, loyalty]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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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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]

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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]

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- 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]

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- 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]

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- 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]

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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]

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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]

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The Patriotism Of The American People During World War II

- Violence, hostility, aggression, and death were controlling the late 1930’s and early 1940’s. Many millions of innocent people and millions more of soldiers fighting to protect their homes died. It was a time in which emotions of fear towards what would happen, sadness for those who were lost, and hate towards those threatening everyday life was very high. Advertisements such as “Lighter Moments” by Eveready attempt to lure people into purchasing their batteries by using the patriotism of the American people during World War II through the use of these appeals to emotion, morality, and logic....   [tags: World War II, World War I, Emotion, 1930s]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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Patriotism and People Who Commit Acts of Civil Disobedience

- ... This is an interesting notion, because the term ‘responsibility’ is far stronger than ‘right’ or ‘freedom’ in this regard. Locke believed, of course, that citizens had the right to rebel against injustice and the freedom to disobey, but he more than that declared that they ethically should rebel if they know their government is unjust. Locke argued that citizens have a duty to follow the law only so far as they have accepted to enter the social contract with their government and that the government is fulfilling its part of the contract....   [tags: liberal democracy, justice, free nation]

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Spart A Utopian Society Of Egalitarianism, Patriotism, And Military

- Following its domination of the Peloponnese, Ancient Sparta is often depicted in history as a utopian society of egalitarianism, patriotism, and military might. Even today, Sparta rouses the interest of historians due to its extraordinary society, form of government, and ways of life. Spartan life was dissimilar to that of the surrounding Greek states in two major ways. First, practically all aspects of life, including work, childbearing, and child rearing were dominated by training and preparation for the production of a tough, disciplined army....   [tags: Sparta, Battle of Thermopylae, Laconia]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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My Family is Defined by Our Indian Patriotism, Bond, and Traditions

- I am Asian and more specifically, an Indian. India is a land of culture with every city, every state having a new experience to offer. However what binds us all together is our National Flag, the Tricolour. The flag is probably the biggest symbol, not just of our independence but of the lives of Indians. My family epitomises the true meaning of our flag. The first colour, saffron, is a symbol of sacrifice and courage. Because of my father’s job I have had to change cities constantly. Every three or four years there was another transfer, another city, another school....   [tags: personal narrative]

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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]

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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, ]

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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]

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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]

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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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Analyzing Love in The Scarlett Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy

- Webster's Dictionary says, "Love is an affection based on admiration, benevolence, or common interest." The Scarlet Pimpernel, written by Baroness Orczy, emphasizes three different basic kinds of love. Chauvelin and his troops reveal the devotion of one's true love of their county vastly. Moreover, the moving bond between a brother and sister is one of a kind. Those particular times when you and your sibling feel affection for each other remain very erratic, even in this century. Even so, the most distinguished love today remains as the admiration of human beings toward each other....   [tags: patriotism, consequences, liberation]

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Emotions about War in Sherriff’s ‘Journey’s End’ and Curtis and Elton’s ‘Blackadder’

- Sherriff’s ‘Journey’s End’ and Curtis and Elton’s ‘Blackadder’ are both plays which are set in World War One and focus on only a small number of characters. A set up like this allows the audience to observe the various emotions felt by characters towards the War, ranging from jingoism to consciousness objection. Both plays present a shift in the general emotions of characters as they spend more time in the War. The playwrights explore these emotions in different ways, and I will be considering this....   [tags: World War I, Patriotism]

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The Dangers of the Government Controlling Thought Based on 1984

- ... The portrayal of only the positive events that are occurring in Oceania helps the citizens to exhibit a form of extreme patriotism. The Oceanic government concludes that the propaganda exhibited through the movies leads to less resistance to the government since the positive images prevent the citizens from plotting against the government. However the propaganda used in Oceania may not have an influence on some of the citizens since “Perceptions are not only unreliable; they are also insufficient evidence of anything external to themselves” (Dwan 3)....   [tags: propaganda, patriotism, authoritarian, control]

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War Changes Men in Film, Gran Torino: Surviving War

- War changes men. When it comes to sacrificing for a country, it is presumed that surviving combat could make a man appreciate life, aspire to important things, and value effort and determination. In short, it could make a man take advantage of the great second chance he had been given and work to find both large and small ways to contribute to the public good. Yet despite this assumption, the horror of death had scarred the lives of many war veterans, obviating them from the joy of living. Clint Eastwood’s Gran Torino (2008) explores this idea of returned war vets and presents it through the persona of Walt Kowalski, a racist retired autoworker, Korean war veteran, and the film’s eventual he...   [tags: patriotism, death, veterans]

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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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History of Rome: Romulus and Remus

- Romulus and Remus As the story goes, Romulus and Remus were twins, abandoned by their mother as babies, and put into a basket which was placed into the Tiber River. The basket landed and the twins were discovered by a female wolf. The wolf nursed the babies until they were found by a shepherd who lived nearby. The shepherd raised the twins as his own, although they were said to be unruly and obnoxious. When Romulus and Remus became adults, they decided to build a city where the wolf had found them....   [tags: patriotism, twins, myth]

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Tension Among the States Before the Civil War

- The US struggled for decades trying to please both the south’s demand for the continuation of slavery, as well as the north’s intent on abolishing the institution. Despite slavery having a large part in the Civil War, the initial tension between states was instigated long before. Prior to becoming the United States of America, the thirteen colonies governed themselves locally. Once patriotism grew, the surrounding territories came together to fight for independence but once gaining it, struggled to unite as one nation....   [tags: colonies, patriotism, slavery]

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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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Is It Sweet to Die for One´s Country?

- “Dulce et decorum est Pro patria mori”- the words roughly translated to English mean it is sweet to die for one’s country. Written by Wilfred Owen, the words embrace patriotism and resonate within the patriot in all of us. Nevertheless, the words convey in an ironic manner Owens belief and concern for his countrymen and fellow soldiers. Erich Remarque’s piece, “All Quiet on the Western Front”, a similar piece to Owens, conveys the struggle of a soldiers everyday life and the incapability of them to fit in upon return from war....   [tags: patriotism, soldiers, war]

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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]

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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]

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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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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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The Rise of Nationalism After the French Revolution

- After the end of French Revolution, as the empires slowly diminished, countries wished to become independent and develop nation-states. Possibly one of the first nationalists was Johann Gottlieb Fichte, who attempted to urge Germans to be individual from people of other nation-states. Many years later, more people became interested in nationalism, some in more positive ways than others. Ernest Renan questioned the definition of an actual nation, and what constituted a nation. However, not everyone agreed with nationalism....   [tags: patriotism, xenophobia, foreigners ]

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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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Art and Reproduction: Joan of Arc Images

- ... This explains the many reproductions In the Wallach Gallery, the viewer can observe different types of reproductions. The Joan of Arc, 1915, cast after 1917 in bronze can be compared to the Homage to the Maid of France, 1919 in Bronze as well. If the scale is radically different, they both represent the same heroine. One is in three dimensions and the other is sculpted on a medal. The armor and the helmet are the same but the position of the arms and the sword are different. The digitalized version obfuscates the comparison because it is a rotational photography of the original statue on Riverside Drive....   [tags: emblematic figures, patriotism, french]

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Why America Fights? Wars and Propaganda

- Susan Brewer brilliantly illustrates the historical facts of American government propagating violence. Scrutinizing the Philippine War, World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the Iraq War the reader discovers an eerily Orwellian government manipulating her citizens instead of educating them. Brewer states, a "propaganda campaign seeks to disguise a paradoxical message: war is not a time for citizens to have an informed debate and make up their own minds even as they fight in the name of freedom to do just that." pg....   [tags: government, freedom, patriotism]

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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]

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Air Force: The Military Force

- My gate changed and I run across the airport to get to the new one in time. As I pass the gate next to mine, I see a man in uniform sitting by his family. I politely walk over, greet him, and shake his hand as I say “Thank you for serving our country.” He thanks me as his eyes tear up. Sitting on the plane later, I realize he must have been about to be deployed, and leave his family. When I see a person in military uniform, I make it a point to look them in the eye, and thank them as I shake their hand....   [tags: personal experience, patriotism]

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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]

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What the United States Has Come To

- What does it mean to be an American. First of all you have to be loyal to your country. To treat people with respect and be trustworthy and honest. And to help make America a better place to live for everyone. Patriotism means to devote love, support, and defense of one's country. To be a patriot means to protect your country form a common enemy disloyalty. To be disloyal to your country is like lying to your parents, you know you will get caught eventually and be in much deeper water when you are found-out....   [tags: patriotism, not the land of opportunity any more]

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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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Taking a Look at the American Revolutionary War

- As we all know, the Patriots had won the war and the British lost. But, what caused them to lose, was it the fact that it was an effect of strategy or learning from their previous, regretful mistakes. How did the Americans defeat one of the most powerful countries in the world. First, let’s look at some primary reasons of why the British lost. To start, the Americans had a “home advantage” while the British were fairly far from their own homeland. Also, the Americans had much help from the French....   [tags: patriotism, independence from British rule]

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Old Hierarchal Systems Found Themselves

- Abstract in principle, yet individually quantifiable, nationalism swept through 18th and 19th century global populations, igniting the fire for some of the most significant and revolutionary changes of the time. During the period, eons’ old hierarchal systems found themselves closeted, as novel enlightenment principles were bred and spread throughout the world. Kingdoms fell, borders were redrawn, and ultimately, nationalism led to the worldwide adoption of a new sense of individual identity, no longer associated with kings and queens....   [tags: Nation, Nationalism, 19th century, Patriotism]

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Today’s America Versus World War II America

- ... You guessed it. After reading this report, I’ve come down with a full-blown case of ED. Who do I sue?”(2). Carr really expresses his feelings towards those cases at the end. He went from a sarcastic tone to a very serious and frustrated tone. By saying “I could go on- and on and on- but I’m sick” shows readers of how Carr really feels about these cases and how pathetic and ridicules these cases are. He uses his tone at the end to give his message to his readers, action must be taken immedtaley....   [tags: patriotism, liberty, legal defense abuse]

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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]

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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]

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bibliography: Robert Anderson

- Robert Anderson is mostly remembered by his heroism at Fort Sumter and his patriotism to this great country. He was a soldier in many wars and a Union army officer in the Civil War. Throughout Anderson’s life he showed great leadership whether in battle or at home. He was a man who would do whatever necessary to keep his country united, either at war or in some another conflict. Throughout the Civil War he was persistent in battle, but also commanding and mild-tempered. He fought and commanded in many battles over his lifetime....   [tags: fort sumter, patriotism, civil war]

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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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