Nationalism and Patriotism

Foreign Policy ProvCast, Ep. 64 | The Patriotism of C.S. Lewis
Foreign Policy ProvCast, Ep. 65 | The Patriotism of C.S. Lewis

For the July 4th weekend, Eric Patterson and Mark Melton discuss what C.S. Lewis teaches Christians about patriotism and “love of home,” particularly in The Four Loves.

Marksism – No. 54: Rumsfeld, Democracy, and US Self-Understanding
Marksism – No. 54: Rumsfeld, Democracy, and US Self-Understanding

In this episode, the editors discuss Alan Dowd’s article about the US defending democracy abroad, an interview with Samuel Goldman about his book “After Nationalism,” and a reflection on Donald Rumsfeld from Marc LiVecche.

Foreign Policy ProvCast, Ep. 64 | America After Nationalism (Samuel Goldman)
Ep. 64 | America “After Nationalism”

Even though some on the right have argued that the United States needs to return to a strong common national identity to survive, Goldman argues in “After Nationalism” that America has normally not had this type of cohesion for most of its history.

Honoring Old Glory on Flag Day
Honoring Old Glory on Flag Day

On June 14, Americans recognize Flag Day. It is not a holiday, but it is a day honoring the establishment of our nation’s most visible and moving symbol on June 14, 1777: the “Red, White, and Blue.”

Sympathy for Nationalists, but Little Hope: A Review of Samuel Goldman’s After Nationalism
Sympathy for Nationalists, but Little Hope: A Review of Samuel Goldman’s After Nationalism

Goldman responds to commentators who believe that Americans must return to some overarching identity and purpose. He argues that this task is difficult when the conditions that allowed previous unity no longer exist. Moreover, nationalists do not reasonably explain programs that could reignite a meaningful shared identity.

State Department Should Deliver an Honest Message about Turkey’s Religious Freedom Record
State Department Should Deliver an Honest Message about Turkey’s Religious Freedom Record

Given the Turkish government’s particularly troubling conduct in 2020, Secretary of State Antony Blinken should deliver an honest message about the alarming trajectory of religious freedoms in Turkey.

What Memorial Day Should Remind Americans
What Memorial Day Should Remind Americans

Memorial Day should remind us of a debt that we, as citizens, owe to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice, and it is a call to action to appropriately honor those who have served in the armed forces.

Erdogan’s Turkey and the American Guilt Gap
Erdogan’s Turkey and the American Guilt Gap

The odd thing about Bashir and Erdogan is how little they understand the West, and particularly the United States. There is no condemnation of America, its history, and its actions that foreign regimes can make that Americans did not make first, still make, and made more convincingly.

World Community and World Government: What Reinhold Niebuhr Said
World Community and the Folly of World Government: What Reinhold Niebuhr Said

“A Christian knows, or ought to know, that an adequate Christian political ethic is not established merely by conceiving the most ideal possible solution for a political problem. He must, in all humility, deal with the realities of human nature, as well as the ideal possibilities.”

Explore The Latest

2020 Presidential Election (8) Abraham Kuyper (5) Alliances (104) American Exceptionalism (3) American Revolution (6) Anti-Semitism (11) Apologetics (10) Biden Administration (62) Brexit (9) Cancel Culture (1) Catholic Church (42) Chemical Weapons (4) Christian Ethics (428) Christian Realism (252) Christianity & Crisis Archives (81) Civil Religion (10) Civil-Military Relations (14) Climate Change (1) Cold War (36) Communism (66) Coptic Church (9) Corruption (20) COVID-19 Pandemic (38) Cybersecurity (13) Democracy (284) Deterrence (28) Dictatorship (40) Diplomacy (98) Episcopal Church (2) Evangelical Christians (21) Freedom (12) Freedom of the Press (8) History (109) Holocaust (11) Human Flourishing (33) Human Rights (193) Immigration (24) Integralism (2) Intelligence & Espionage (44) International Religious Liberty (263) Islam (33) Islamic State (ISIS) (110) Just War Tradition (160) Kurds (7) Liberalism (55) Millennial Christians on Nation-States and Patriotism (15) Missile Defense (10) Missions (6) Moral Injury (3) Nationalism and Patriotism (131) Nuclear Weapons (66) Obama Administration (45) Pacifism (23) Peace (128) Political Theology (33) Political Theory (70) Race (8) Refugees (17) Revolutions (5) Russian Orthodox Church (7) Socialism (1) Soft Power (30) Syrian Civil War (31) Technology (11) Terrorism (139) The World in 2020 (4) Theology (59) Trade & Economics (74) Trump Administration (259) United Nations (UN) (6) US Military (34) US State Department (12) Vietnam War (20) War (163) Zionism (8)