Patriotic Dissent: America in the Age of Endless War (Hardcover)

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What is patriotism in our volatile age?

This incendiary work by Danny Sjursen is a personal cry from the heart by a once model U.S. Army officer and West Point graduate who became a military dissenter while still on active duty. Set against the backdrop of the terror wars of the last two decades, Sjursen asks whether there is a proper space for patriotism that renounces entitled exceptionalism and narcissistic jingoism. Once a burgeoning believer and budding conservative, who performed an intellectual and spiritual about face, Sjursen calls for a critical exploration of our allegiances, and suggests a path to a new, more complex notion of patriotism. Equal parts somber and idealistic, this is a story about what it means to be an American in the midst of perpetual war, and what the future of patriotism might look like.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781597145145
ISBN-10: 1597145149
Publisher: Heyday Books
Publication Date: September 8th, 2020
Pages: 160
Language: English