New Organization Invites Public to Pledge Commitment to American Ideals

In a press release on September 18, 2019, acclaimed advocate and academic Amitai Etzioni announced the launch of The Patriotic Movement to encourage people to publicly pledge their commitment to core American ideals.

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Reclaiming Patriotism

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"This is a major contribution by a leading public intellectual to a central issue of our time. ..."
Wolfgang Streeck, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, author of How Will Capitalism End?

"Drawing on a lifetime of sociological research and decades as a global communitarian leader, Amitai Etzioni boldly takes on the most fundamental political challenge of our time. ..."
William A. Galston, The Brookings Institution

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C-SPAN's BookTV aired the Reclaiming Patriotism book launch party that was hosted by the Elliott School.

The video of the event is available here.

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Professor Amitai Etzioni Featured on Two Podcasts!

"Global Ethics Weekly," hosted by Alex Woodson - "China's Changing Role in the Pandemic-Driven World, with Amitai Etzioni & Nikolas Gvosdev"

May 26, 2020

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"Vermont Conversation with David Goodman"

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