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Making Patriots [Read] ➳ Making Patriots By Walter Berns – Thomashillier.co.uk 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 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 remarkable given that the United States is a country founded on the principles of equality and democracy that encourage individuality and autonomy far readily than public spiritedness and self sacrificeWalter Berns s Making Patriots is a pithy and provocative essay on precisely this paradox How is patriotism inculcated in a system that, some argue, is founded on self interest Expertly and intelligibly guiding the reader through the history and philosophy of patriotism in a republic, from the ancient Greeks through contemporary life, Berns considers the unique nature of patriotism in the United States and its precarious state And he argues that while both public education and the influence of religion once helped to foster a public minded citizenry, the very idea of patriotism is currently under attackBerns finds the best answers to his questions in the thought and words of Abraham Lincoln, who understood perhaps better than anyone what the principles of democracy meant and what price adhering to them may exact The graves at Arlington and Gettysburg and Omaha Beach in Normandy bear witness to the fact that self interested individuals can become patriots, and Making Patriots is a compelling exploration of how this was done and how it might be again.

    Paperback Ù Making Patriots eBook ↠ Berns s Making Patriots is a pithy and provocative essay on precisely this paradox How is patriotism inculcated in a system that, some argue, is founded on self interest Expertly and intelligibly guiding the reader through the history and philosophy of patriotism in a republic, from the ancient Greeks through contemporary life, Berns considers the unique nature of patriotism in the United States and its precarious state And he argues that while both public education and the influence of religion once helped to foster a public minded citizenry, the very idea of patriotism is currently under attackBerns finds the best answers to his questions in the thought and words of Abraham Lincoln, who understood perhaps better than anyone what the principles of democracy meant and what price adhering to them may exact The graves at Arlington and Gettysburg and Omaha Beach in Normandy bear witness to the fact that self interested individuals can become patriots, and Making Patriots is a compelling exploration of how this was done and how it might be again."/>
  • Paperback
  • 164 pages
  • Making Patriots
  • Walter Berns
  • English
  • 01 January 2018
  • 0226044386

About the Author: Walter Berns

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10 thoughts on “Making Patriots

  1. Beth Haynes Beth Haynes says:

    Too stream of consciousness and difficult to understand the points the author was making.The few points I think I understood, I did not agree with It could be because he was not effective in making his case but I am not inspired to make an effort to understand his points better.

  2. Craig Craig says:

    This is a fantastic book and truly specifies what patriotism is and should be It s not about flag waving people

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