Peter Dreier and Dick Flacks

Progressive patriotism in the age of Trump

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.”

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Progressive patriotism in the age of Donald Trump

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.”

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Conservatives don’t have a monopoly on patriotism and nationalism

If the news stories leading up to July 4 are any indication, media coverage of our national Independence Day celebration will focus on the competing images of Donald Trump’s dictator-like display of American militarism and the efforts of an extremist lunatic to burn an American flag to protest Trumpism.  Both of these endeavors are absurd distortions of patriotism and should be condemned by Americans across the political spectrum, but especially by progressives.

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Progressive Patriotism - Not an Oxymoron

July 4 is an occasion for Americans to express their patriotism. But the ways we do so are as diverse as our nation.

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