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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Originally, my book was called In Defense of Patriotism. My editor said he loved the manuscript, but allowed that the title gave him much grief. My liberal, supportive wife felt that I should reconsider the title, and my lefty Yalie granddaughter stated flatly that she would not read “such a right-wing book.” They sighed with relief when the book was renamed: Reclaiming Patriotism. This title communicates that I do not favor embracing nationalism, but seek to rekindle love of country—one definition of patriotism—in order to curb the divisiveness that is paralyzing the government and tearing apart society.

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Originally, my book was called In Defense of Patriotism. My editor said he loved the manuscript, but allowed that the title gave him much grief. My liberal, supportive wife felt that I should reconsider the title, and my lefty Yalie granddaughter stated flatly that she would not read “such a right-wing book.” They sighed with relief when the book was renamed: Reclaiming Patriotism. This title communicates that I do not favor embracing nationalism, but seek to rekindle love of country—one definition of patriotism—in order to curb the divisiveness that is paralyzing the government and tearing apart society.

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