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. Differences Between Nationalism and Patriotism-Which Is Better for Nation Building

    Differences between Nationalism and Patriotism-which is better for nation building What is nationalism? Nationalism means to give more importance to unity by way of a cultural background, including language and heritage. Nationalism is also a feeling that one`s country is superior...

  3. Red White and Beer: a Rhetorical Analysis of America's Retail Patriotism

    Ross Brigman English 2001 Sharon Price Rhetorical Analysis Red, White, and Beer: A Criticism of America’s ‘Retail Patriotism’ ‘Red, White, and Beer’ is a short two and a half page essay written by Dave Barry. On the surface, this essay seems to be for pure entertainment purposes. With its satirical...

  4. Patriotism

    What is the importance of patriotism in the lives of Today's youth? Yahoo answer Patriotism is a love for one's country and a desire to make her better. It is contrasted with simple nationalism (or jingoism) in that nationalism and jingoism represent a blind loyalty to one's country even when it...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. The Telling Truth to War

    Cummings shows no patriotism in his poem and the emptiness that he portrays allows the reader to understand that he shows no tolerance for war. He has an anti-war attitude that easily comes across to the readers. As opposed to Owen’s poem he seems to attack the idea of anti patriotism in a very cynical...

  8. A Deeper Look at Patriotism, Conscience and the Mexican War

    A Deeper Look at Patriotism, Conscience and the Mexican War The Mexican war (1846-1848) was very divisive. Though many people saw the western frontier as the key to prosperity, it was also viewed as a threat against national security not to push the United States border to the Pacific Ocean. Some...

  9. What Does Patriotism Means to Me

    What Does Patriotism Means to Me Patriotism to me is when we devote our love, support and defense of one’s country with the loving support in the military. The holidays remind me of Patriotism especially the Fourth of July, Memorial Day, and Veterans Day. The flag and the pledge of allegiance is the...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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 and honor my country I feel...

  13. 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...

  14. Education Is the Best Investiment

    citizens of tomorrow” As an example Europe and America are before us. These western countries educated their youths well and created a sense of patriotism in the children. That is why du to the best investment in the form of education England ruled all over the world. As compared to the U.K the Mughals...

  15. 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...

  16. Nationality and Patriotism

    sport has helped shaped national identity. The term nationalism can be viewed as the amalgamation of two very distinct words, nationality and patriotism. (Hayes, 1926) If we take these two terms we can come up with a relatively brief description of the term nationalism. It can mean ones love of...

  17. Patriotism or Cosmopolitanism

    Humankind would be a better place if we were all just citizens of the world. In Martha Nussbaum’s “Patriotism and Cosmopolitanism” she argues whether children should be taught in education to be patriotic or cosmopolitan. Nussbaum’s definition of cosmopolitanism is a person whose primary allegiance...

  18. The Thriving of Mccarthyism

    that by not showing support of McCarthyism that they were basically going against America. They viewed and contrasted the hatred for communism as patriotism. The real deal is that most didn't even know what communism was and only went by the views of the media which was, at the time, influenced by Joe...

  19. Patriostism a Growing Population !

    Does Patriostism Still Matter ? By: Alexis Rivera Patriotism. The very sound of the word brings to my heart feelings of loyalty and pride. I feel loyalty for my country and my country's ideals, and I feel pride for those before me who fought and sacrificed much for the freedom...

  20. Imagined Communities Benedict Anderson

    in order. Lennon rejects the notion of sacrificing human life for the sake of a nation, yet Anderson affirms it as an act of love, in his chapter Patriotism and Racism. Within the same chapter, Anderson also counters the argument that racism is not borne out of nationalism, but rather class relations...

  21. Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union

    the new government. The Articles were inefficient in making a successful economy, creating a strong federal government and maintaining a sense of patriotism and national unity. In an effort to not have a strong federal government, the economy was kept separate through each state. States only cared about...

  22. Academic Dishonesty

    the Civil War. During this period in America, many people from both the North and the South wrote and listened to music evoking a strong sense of patriotism. And the end of the War did not bring the end to such songs. Patriotic songs took root in American culture at the start of the 19th century and...

  23. 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...

  24. The Concept of Cosmopolitanism

    local groups, fellow city dwellers, and fellow countrymen. Outside of all these circles is the largest one, humanity as a whole.” She believes that patriotism creates arbitrary boundaries that skew each individual priority, and blinds us to what is really important. In regards to population trends, the...

  25. Keating's Speech Analysis Table Format

    sacrifice of those who have served in war to protect our freedom and way of life • Speech generates honour associated with serving ones country Patriotism • Speech is memorable for the patriotic and nationalistic chord it struck with audience • Generated pride through the pop & found new national...

  26. American Pride

    for the principle which has made our country is what it is today. I can show my pride in being an american in many ways, for example I can practice patriotism, wear my nations colors and represent my nations great flag on labor day. There are many ways you can show pride in being an American to this great...

  27. 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...

  28. Art Critique: Clock Speed

    person’s eye is the big flag in the background, once they look past the grid in the foreground, which suggests stars in the night. The artwork portrays patriotism as the flag waves in the night. The artwork is soft in its nature, supported by many different elements. The flag uses smooth, more curved lines...

  29. Definition Essay

    physical properties that most people can agree on through the use of their physical senses. B. However, abstract terms, such as love, pain, or patriotism, have different meanings for different individuals since such terms play on people’s feelings more than their physical senses. C. The definition...

  30. Tagore's Critique of Swadeshi as It Unravels in ‘the Home and the World’

    firebrand , aggressive, capable of gathering large crowds, hypnotizing the masses. Sandip’s aggressive nationalism, cultivates an intense sense of patriotism in individuals, threatening their moral sensibility. A commoner like Bimala cannot help being enamored by the jingoism of the Swadeshi as it appeals...

  31. 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...

  32. Case Study

    subject aims to produce students who understand its role in the process of nation building and | | |patriotism in the face development challenges. | |OUTCOMES |After...

  33. 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...

  34. A War Song For Englishman

    soldiers reaches beyond England’s history anyhow and is subtly intended for all mankind. Overall, the verse is dignified with patriotism for all humankind, however ironic his patriotism to his own country may appear. In the end, “A War Song to Englishmen” is an uncharacteristic poem in the Blake canon. A...

  35. aasdfas

    to the evolutionary post-colonial caricaturist that intelligent, or even figurative ichthyology cannot be attracted to pre-Palaeolithic Romantic patriotism. In order that one be able to command the hyper-linguistic gravitational Darwinist criticisms of surrealist matrimonial experiment, it is repeatedly...

  36. 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...

  37. To Whom It May Concern

    National Guard. We have 2 children and it will not be a hardship on our family for Erik to join the Army. I think it speaks highly of his character and patriotism to want to pursue this. My unit has no scheduled deployment during the next year and id something did come up my parents and his parents are fully...

  38. 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...

  39. Analysis of the song "Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue" also known as "The Angry American" by Toby Keith

    initial observation it may seem as though the song attempts to also inspire patriotism in its audience, it does quite the contrary, inspiring revenge against acts that hurt or threaten the USA, namely September 11th. Patriotism is defined as positive acts of nationalistic feeling: Keith suggests, however...

  40. Freedom Is Self-Determinance

    happened… patriotism reared its ugly head. Public freedom and civil rights are seriously compromised by fervent patriotism. In the words of Leo Tolstoy, "The subjection of men to government will always continue as long as patriotism exists, for every ruling power rests on patriotism — on the readiness...

  41. What Patriotism Means to Me?

    “What Patriotism Means to Me.” I believe the word Patriotism is a word that you cannot describe with only one word. Patriotism isn’t something you know or read about, but it is a feeling that can describe itself in many different ways. You can feel Patriotic, but not really know what it means. ...

  42. Love to the Country

    greatest developments that started in 19th century. Love for one’s own country       Loving one’s own country is closely associated with patriotism. Patriotism is a loyal feeling which one has about his own country.one must have a deep and passionate loyal feeling about his country. One of these feelings...

  43. 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...

  44. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington: a Review

    immediately awestruck by the capitol dome, and for the next five minutes themes of patriotism, liberty, and freedom are star spangled banner coated, and laid on pretty thick, instilling an immense sense of patriotism in Smith. In his innocence he doesn’t realize he’s a shmuck put in for an easy vote...

  45. What Does True Patriotism Mean to You

    The definition of Patriotism is the love of and devotion to one's own country. I started this essay with my view on patriotism decided. While writing this essay, my mind and heart has been enriched with understanding of what Patriotism means. This enrichment came from interviewing people that have...

  46. 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...

  47. How to Save the Spirit of Nationalism

    follow the wrong path killing and destruction. The Palestinian suicide bombings and Israeli retaliation in the Middle East is often attributed to patriotism. Dropping of atom bombs on Nagasaki and Hiroshima was an act of nationalism one the part of the Americans. But it was an act of barbarism which killed...

  48. To Hell and Back

    After reading this book, the patriotism in me increased by leaps and bounds. This book is absolutely amazing. It is the true life story of Audie Murphy, and his dedication and determination to make a difference in World War 2. Desperate to see action but rejected by both the marines and paratroopers...

  49. World War 1, Distress and Propaganda

    Introduction Important shifts took place regarding the emotions and attitudes of the British people towards the Great of war of 1914. Feelings of patriotism were replaced with feelings of distress. This essay will look into the changes that took place in the British people and why the feelings of the...

  50. 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...

  51. The Racial Ideology in the Nba

    except entertainment function, another function of the NBA as a cultural product is to preach patriotism, especially to African Americans who are more likely in a lower class. It is because to make patriotism as an honorable essential for America Americans may contribute to reduce the social problems...

  52. 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...

  53. Sandeep as a Criticque of Swadeshi in "The Home and the World"

    about his views. His radical and parochial notion of Swadeshi and his skilful oration instill an intense feeling of patriotism among those around him, including Bimala. However this patriotism, not unlike his own, threatens to replace humanistic thinking and moral sensibility with blind fanaticism. Bimala...

  54. Capitalism "Invisible Hand" Theory

    sudden spike in the production and purchase of American flags after the 9/11 tragedy. In the sudden rush of patriotism after 9/11, most Americans in an effort to serve their strong feelings of patriotism rushed out to buy an American flag in order to display it proudly. Companies, who produced these flags...

  55. 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...

  56. Is Patoriots Is Still There

    http://www.shareyouressays.com/729/691-words-essay-on-patriotism-in-india-for-school-and-college-students Free sample essay on Patriotism in India for school and college students . Patriotism lends a great dimension to a man’s personality and it exalts him to rare heights of nobility. A patriot is not...

  57. Free India

    movements and the Quit India Movement held in 1942 forced the Britishers to quit the country. Today’s generation should understand the amount of patriotism involved in such movements which should be an eye-opener to them, Amit said. ‘Free India’ was a dream of all Indians under the British rule. Everyone...

  58. A Nation Comming Together

    caused multiple emotions to come out of me. First was an immediate felling of shock and horror, then a sense of fear, followed by anger, revenge and patriotism. A normal day, or so it seemed, I entered school. Almost immediately I could tell something was not right. It was in my second class period that...

  59. Loss and Gain

    After Nine Eleven, one of the most tragic days in American history, America came together and united in Patriotism. This is one of the few large losses that resulted in a gain. But in Africa, people die everyday from the HIV virus, AIDs, starvation, and from extreme poverty. What good can come from...

  60. Speeches: They Aim to Gain Support for Their Ideas, Defend Their Actions and Inspire Others to Actively Make a Difference

    out these 3 speeches the themes that are mainly spoken within each speech are Freedom and Equality, other themes spoken about are commemoration, patriotism. Ways that the speakers were able to justify there themes were through techniques, such as Metaphor, intertextuality, cumulative listing, and...