Francis Scott Key, Abraham Lincoln, Emma Lazarus, and Martin Luther King Jr. define a normative American patriotism that embraces self-interrogation; equality, hope, and repentance; worldwide welcome; and justice and solidarity. In the aftermath of 9/11 can such patriotism now proceed to civic internationalism or will it resort to the internationalism of empire?
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Simpson, Gary M. “‘By the Dawn’s Early Light’: The Flag, the Interrogative, and the Whence and Whither of Normative Patriotism.” Word & World 23, no. 3 (2003): 272–83.
Simpson, Gary M., ""By the Dawn's Early Light": The Flag, the Interrogative, and the Whence and Whither of Normative Patriotism" (2003). Faculty Publications. 176.