Progressive patriotism in the age of Donald Trump

Posted on AllSides July 7th, 2020
From The Left

July 4 is a good time to reflect on the meaning of patriotism, especially as President Donald Trump proclaims “America First” and “Make America Great Again.”

As both a candidate and as president, Trump has consistently confused patriotism and nationalism. According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, patriotism is a “love for or devotion to one’s country.” In contrast, nationalism is a “sense of national consciousness exalting one nation above all others and placing primary emphasis on promotion of its culture and interests as opposed to those of other nations or...

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