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Monday, January 19, 2009
A New Surge of Patriotism
This article by Robert Creamer explains why Obama's election and inauguration has created a new swell of patriotism. He sees four factors: Obama's call to service satisfies our search for meaning; his support of progressive values such as tolerance; that we can once again be proud of how America acts in the world; and that our election of an African-American allows us to be proud of ourselves in this act that fulfills the American dream in a way never before achieved.