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September 2021

American Patriotism

September 23 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
The Gardner Museum, 28 Pearl St.
Gardner, MA 01440 United States
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For Americans, the word Patriotism tends to mean shared celebrations like the national anthem and the Pledge of Allegiance. Prof. Ben Railton will demonstrate that this communal expression of an idealized America is just one of four types of Patriotism, and that there are also a mythic version (the creation of national myths that exclude certain communities), an active version (acts of service and sacrifice for the nation), and a critical version (arguments for how the nation has fallen short…

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