Tuesday, January 11, 2005

CNN.com - Vietnam service�political kiss�of death? - Jan 10, 2005

CNN.com - Vietnam service�political kiss�of death? - Jan 10, 2005: "Patriotism today has very little to do with what most of us learned in American history class. The patriot is no longer the admirable citizen who places the common good before his own individual comfort, who sacrifices herself for the safety and survival of her country. That definition is now quaint and obsolete. Patriotism, as redefined by tough-minded, tough-talking hawks, is not action, patriotism is ideology. This new, debased patriotism requires no personal risk, no sacrifice, no inconvenience."

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