- In a nation like ours -- huge, possessing thousands of weapons of mass destruction -- what might have been harmless pride becomes an arrogant nationalism dangerous to others and to ourselves.
- Trying to Feel Patriotic on the Fourth of July
- Noam Chomsky | America's Real Foreign Policy
Howard Zinn, The Progressive
July 03, 2014 | The Progressive Editor’s Note: Historian and activist Howard Zinn, a World War II bombardier, was the author of the best-selling "A People's History of the United States.” This piece was distributed by the Progressive Media Project in 2006.
On this July 4, we would do well to renounce nationalism and all its symbols: its flags, its pledges of allegiance, its anthems, its insistence in song that God must single out America to be blessed.
Is not nationalism -- that devotion to a flag, an anthem, a boundary so fierce it engenders mass murder -- one of the great evils of our time, along with racism, along with religious hatred?
Howard Zinn: historian, activist, writer and speaker
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Trying to Feel Patriotic on the Fourth of July, Gary G. Kohls, Duty to Warn, Evergreene Digest
Anyone who honestly reads Howard Zinn, Martin Luther King, Noam Chomsky, and Chris Hedges can’t help but become disillusioned with America’s history and the massive propaganda by which the vast majority of us Americans have been duped into sometimes very sincerely believing that the US is the new shining light of the world, working courageously and endlessly for justice and peace.
Noam Chomsky | America's Real Foreign Policy, Noam Chomsky, TomDispatch
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