Free Essays on Patriotism

  1. Essay

    Pakistani Patriotism Patriotism means love for the homeland from the core of the heart. Instinctively human beings love the abode where they are born and brought up. Therefore, love of country is natural and common trait of the people living in one country. Patriotism is a positive characteristic which...

  2. 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...

  3. Patriotism

    What is Patriotism? Patriotism by definition is the love, support, and defense of one’s country. However, this definition is only a definition taken from that of a dictionary, but does this definition suffice for everyone? What is and is not considered patriotism? One must also be willing to ask,...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. Patriotism Is Import

    every one opinion I started to have second thoughts about what patriotism meant to me. Mark Twain once said “Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when is deserves”. I ask my momma opinion about patriotism she said that patriotism mean to her is to have freedom of speak and to love are country...

  9. 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...

  10. Patriotism

    Patriotism is a noble virtue. The Sanskrit proverb says that your mother and motherland are greater even than heaven. Walter Scott, The English poet, sang — Breathes there the man with soul so dead Who never to himself hath said, — "This is my own, my native land" Whose heart hath ne'er within...

  11. 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...

  12. Robert Jensen's Patriotism

    people. But, what truly makes one patriotic? In "Saying Goodbye to Patriotism" Robert Jensen critiques the effects of patriotism on today's modern society, the United States, and globalization after the attacks on 9/11. Jensen defines patriotism in his talk delivered to the Peace Action National Congress as...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. History of Patriotism

    proponents of this classical notion of patriotism was Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Conversely, in 1774, Samuel Johnson published The Patriot, a critique of what he viewed as false patriotism. On the evening of 7 April 1775, he made the famous statement, "Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel." This...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. Patrio

    Good morning everyone, today I am here to speak on patriotism, and why it should be of more importance than universal brotherhood. Universal Brotherhood is a term used in theosophical writings. It refers to the theosophical conception that all human beings are members of a spiritual unity. Excluding...

  22. Does Patriotism Still Matter

    Many people today wonder if patriotism still matters. There are many different opinions to this issue in present day America. Some people say that it does still matter and that it will always matter. Patriotism to those people is important because they have a love for their country and a desire to for...

  23. 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...

  24. Patriotism

    Patriotism Patriotism is defined as a love for or a devotion to one's country. With the events that happened in America on September 11th, patriotism has been in everyone's mind and heart. Young men and women have been enlisting in the armed forces to support America. Americans are flying flags...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  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. 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...

  30. What Is Patriotism

    What is Patriotism 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 conditions factored in this complex...