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Robert Reich on Patriotism

From: Paul M. P.
Sent on: Monday, May 28, 2012 4:46 PM

Hi everyone,

 

Robert Reich, who I mentioned in the write-up for the Patriotism meet, coincidentally (or not) posted a brief article on patriotism today:

http://robertreich.org/post/23939689167

 

The article is very brief, but it takes a strong position on what patriotism is about: taking on one's fair share of one's nations burdens.

 

While willingness to take on one's fair share of one's nations burdens would seem to be a necessary condition of being a patriot (perhaps by definition--i.e., by the meaning of 'fair'), it's questionable whether patriotism just is such willingness.  But even if the equation works--i.e., patriotism just is (equals) willingness to take on one's fair share of one's nations burdens--the question shifts to what makes a share of one's nation's burdens a fair share.

 

More grist for the mill.

 

Cheers,

Paul

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