Free Essays on Patriotism

  1. Patriotism - the Ethics of Patriotism

    Patriotism is an essentially emotional support for the nation, the homeland. It is not intended to have a rational foundation: soldiers do not fight for a country because it produces more cement than the enemy, but because it is their country. Their patriotism pre-supposes its existence — but not everyone...

  2. An Illusion for the Masses

    1 An Illusion for the Masses “Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.” So said 18th Century British writer Samuel Johnson. One can start to think about patriotism in its many forms but still arrive at the same juncture, it is simply people’s need to align themselves with a larger identity...

  3. Patriotism

    Patriotism Patriotism was one of the first reasons Television was made, and sense then has continued to contribute to TV and theater all around the world. Viewed as both a common good and insidious evil depending on whom you talk to, either way patriotism has seeped into every ones minds one time...

  4. What It Means to Love One's Country

    1 My View on What It Means to Love One’s Country Patriotism, according to Merriam Webster, is defined as “devotion or love for one’s country.” I believe this definition does not capture the true essence of the meaning of patriotism. This definition would be outstanding if there were no other...

  5. Eassy

    IS PATRIOTISM good for democracy? Or does a commitment to patriotism threaten democracy? Educators do not agree on this issue. Chester Finn (former assistant secretary of education in the Reagan Administration) argues that, since September 11, “American education has generally made a mess of...

  6. Patriotism: the Definition

    The word patriotism holds a definition that can be loosely interpreted. In the essay, “All Consuming Patriotism,” by Ian Frazier he questions what is currently considered patriotism. He expresses his idea of patriotism as shopping and putting money into the economy. To support his idea he claims the...

  7. Learning History Through Popular Culture

    students and is an essential determinant in understanding the past. Movies and cartoons are an excellent way for students to develop a sense of patriotism. Patriotism is not a quality that someone acquires suddenly, but one that must be taught at a young age, primarily to students. In Liberty Kids, students...

  8. Patriotism Essay

     Patriotism The role of patriotism in America should be valued when it brings people together for a good cause; however, patriotism can be viciously corruptive when used for the wrong reasons. “The Things They Carried” exploits one aspect of bad patriotism; the idea of America’s pointless...

  9. War & Patriotism

    Do you think patriotism means supporting the government in times of war? Patriotism is love, devotion, support and defense of one's country. Unpatriotic is showing lack of love, devotion, support and defense for one’s country. Citizens who support a particular war as well as those who oppose it are all...

  10. The Era of Good Feelings

    or state elections. There is indifference to politics. Although, I am discussing about compare and contrast the concepts of nationalism and patriotism. Nationalism is considered by respect of the nation, a feeling of national superiority, an uncritical acceptance of national, state, and political...

  11. What Does Patriotism Mean to Me

    The very definition of patriotism cannot simply be defined by a dictionary. In fact, no two people you meet will have the same explanation of what it means to them. From America’s Founding Fathers to courageous everyday heroes serving in our military at home and overseas, patriotism fills their hearts with...

  12. A Response to Dave Barry’s Article

    In the article, “Red, White, and Beer,” author Dave Barry uses humorous observation and irony to show the reader how beer companies use patriotism to sell their product. He also points out how even though beer commercials target men, there is also a sense of sexism since there are no women used in the...

  13. Patriotism

    Patriotism What is patriotism? Is it serving your country during wartime, or making war on injustice in your hometown? Is it gathering with friends and setting off fireworks, or is patriotism a feeling that transcends words? What is patriotism exactly? Patriotism is loving your country. Patriotism...

  14. Seven Circles of Hell

    will start of with a quick definition what patriotism is, followed by how things used to be. Then briefly how things are now, and in the conclusion I will conclude. I would like to begin with the words of George Bernard Shaw who once said that Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior...

  15. Patriotism

    In the article Politics and Patriotism in Education, Joel Westheimer made a clear distinction of what it means to follow “authoritarian patriotism” and “democratic patriotism.” The author defines authoritarian patriotism as the belief that one’s country is inherently superior to others and nonquestioning...

  16. Patriotism in Spiderman Movies

    engrossed in the movie than they would be otherwise. What is arguably the strongest emotion in many people is the feeling of patriotism. As George Bernard Shaw said, "Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it." Though this feeling is...

  17. Patriotism

    Patriotism: What is it? Patriotism has been defined by the Merriam Webster Dictionary as devotion or love for one’s country. According to a USA TODAY/CNN/Gallup Poll 72.2% of Americans consider themselves very or extremely patriotic. That same poll found that 94.5% of Americans think of themselves...

  18. And Our Flag Was Still There

    Flag is a supreme symbol of patriotism. In Kingsolver’s the essay, flag is used in the title, and it is an important idea in the whole essay. He argued for the right to be included in national practices of patriotism, and he said that after September 11, 2001, it is time to retire the rockers red glare...

  19. Is Patriotism Important Today

    Does Patriotism Still Matter? By Hal Lemon I think patriotism still matters because if we didn’t have patriotism we wouldn’t have the freedoms that we have now. Part of patriotism is realizing that we are not just given our freedom and democracy without a price. We may have to fight to protect...

  20. Democracy Leads to Partriotism

    country if democratic ideals are misused and abused. In this work, I have outlined various ways in which democracy may cultivate and nurture a sense of patriotism in its citizens. There are excerpts from various world known leaders, especially the former and current leaders of the United States of America....

  21. Patriotism and the American Flag

    There is much controversy surrounding the idea of patriotism and the iconography of the American flag in today's society. Some believe patriotism is simply the act of supporting the decisions of the leaders of the country. Others say, to be patriotic, people should be outspoken and voice their oppositions...

  22. patriotism

    Patriotism is, generally speaking, cultural attachment to one's homeland or devotion to one's country, although interpretations of the term vary with context, geography and political ideology. It is a set of concepts closely related to those of nationalism. The English term patriot is first attested...

  23. Patriotism Argument of Definition Essay

    02/01/13 What is Patriotism? - Argument of Definition Proposal Some people define patriotism as supporting ones country no matter what. However, I believe patriotism is questioning the government and exercising our freedom of speech. The significance of patriotism is that patriotism is the duty of...

  24. Patriotism

    Wood Definition Essay Eng 109 Patriotism is a term that has been manipulated and misunderstood since the inception of America. People have been praised for having it in abundance. Others have been persecuted for a lack thereof. How does one define Patriotism? It is a word that can only be defined...

  25. Canadian Nationalism

    leaded the Canadians to victory and had given them a strong and powerful name. His contribution to nationalism is the fact that Canadians gained patriotism after the battle of Vimy Ridge was won. Under his command and leadership Canadian corps transformed from a single division of untested volunteer...

  26. Does Patriotism Still Matter?

    Does Patriotism still Matter? Ah! You ask me,” Does patriotism still matter?” Well of course patriotism still matters! When you think of all of the love you receive for yourself, shouldn’t you apply that similar love to your country? I could definitely dig out a few explanations. Well first of all...

  27. Ernest Hemmingway's "Soldier Home" and O'brien's "How to tell a true war story"

    3 March 2003 Patriotism in the Military As a former president once said " And so, my fellow Americans ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country". Patriotism is found in every country, but it's the occupants of that country that have patriotism towards their own...

  28. what does patroism mean to me

    Most of all I do not like patriotism very much because I have some negative associations with it. It reminds me of flags, war and football. I have to think about people being proud and admiring their country – sometimes in a quite naive way. I do not think that pride is completely bad. Pride is good...

  29. patriotism

    Trade Center and the Pentagon have caused confusion on the topic of patriotism. The best way to start understanding patriotism is to simply define it. Patriotism is a person’s level of loyalty toward their country. Displays of true patriotism are prominent in times of despair, such as wars and terrorist attacks...

  30. What Patriotism Means to Me

    What Patriotism Means To Me Patriotism, the very sound of the word compels in my heart feelings of loyalty and pride like winter brings snow. I feel loyalty for my country and my country's ideals and I feel pride for those before me who fought and sacrificed for the freedom of my country. I love...