By: Berns, Walter.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (165 p.).ISBN: 9780226044514.Subject(s): Citizenship -- United States -- History | Electronic books. -- local | Freedom of religion -- United States -- History | Patriotism -- United States -- History | Political rights -- United States -- History | Political science -- United States -- HistoryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Making PatriotsDDC classification: 320.54 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. Classical Patriotism, Especially the Spartan -- 2.God before Country? -- 3.Commerce and Country -- 4. Educating Young Patriots -- 5. Lincoln, Patriotism's Poet -- 6. "What Country Have I?" -- 7.The Patriot's Flag -- Epilogue -- Index of Names
Although Samuel Johnson once remarked that ""patriotism is the last refuge of scoundrels,"" over the course of the history of the United States we have seen our share of heroes: patriots who have willingly put their lives at risk for this country and, especially, its principles. And this is even more remarkable given that the United States is a country founded on the principles of equality and democracy that encourage individuality and autonomy far more readily than public spiritedness and self-sacrifice. Walter Berns's Making Patriots is a pithy and provocative essay on precisely this paradox
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