Doc Lecture 01.20.2010

Doc Lecture 01.20.2010 - LECTURE, JAN. 20, 2010 MON JAN 25,...

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LECTURE, JAN. 20, 2010 MON JAN 25, Readings: 19, 20, 21; WED, Readings: Hodge, America in our time; FRI, McCarthyism Ancient Patriotism; city patriotism; covenanted patriotism; nationalism; alienate; debt; free holders; common wealth; “disenchantment”; “the Indian problem” -Pentagon Papers: (2) exposes that the war itself is not winnable (3) -Dominal Theory: the notion that one state John Schaar is going to make an argument for patriotism. Starts by distinguishing patriotism from nationalism (patriotism’s bloody relative). We often mistake nationalism for patriotism. -----Nationalism: exaggerated love for one’s country combined with the contempt for outsiders if you don’t love America, get out. He argues that nationalism fills the breech of patriotism. ---------Patriotism is complicated; we’ve lost the sense of patriotism. WHAT IS IT THAT WE CALL A PATRIOT? -It’s all about the economy, not about the act of remembrance of holidays. Patriotism is one the most basic human sentiment; speaks of an “ancient patriotism”: sense of belonging. -John Locke: property out of law.
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