Mar. 10th, 2012

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Finished The True Patriot (website[1]) by Eric Liu and Nick Hanauer (4/5).

This slim volume -- the authors call it a pamphlet -- has as its goal to show that true patriotism is progressive, and the left has just as much claim to the term as the right.

This premise is intentionally provocative, but the content itself is reasonable and well thought out. The authors define their own view of what a progressive, morally founded patriotism would look like and, while I can quibble with the details, their vision far exceeds the milk sop that comes from the too-flexible seeming members of the left or the for-show morality common on the right.

I encourage you to read it for yourself. It's available free online[2], or if you prefer physical books, the printed version is an aesthetically pleasing physical item.

[1] http://truepat.org/
[2] http://truepat.org/book/read

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