A Defense of American Patriotism

The question of patriotism is a contentious one nowadays, inspiring of fiery rebuttals and visceral reactions. It is strange to think of something that has so historically been a fixture of civic life as being so suddenly controversial. Patriotism, in our present environment, is not quite the unifying glue that it once was. A territory for one to set aside one’s partisan particulars and confess a transcendent loyalty to one’s…