For Love of Country

An Essay On Patriotism and Nationalism

Author: Maurizio Viroli

Publisher: Clarendon Press

ISBN: 0191520985

Category: Political Science

Page: 206

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Nationalism and patriotism are two of the most powerful forces shaping world history. Though seen by many as two sides of the same coin, they have developed widely different connotations. Nationalism is increasingly seen as destructive, and at the root of the world's bloodiest conflicts; patriotism seems something more benign, a political virtue. How are we to mark the distinction between these two phenomena? How can we rescue patriotism from the tainted grasp of nationalism? Reconstructing the historical the meaning of the terms, Maurizio Viroli shows how the two concepts have been used within specific cultural and ideological contexts. He reviews the political though of Italy, England, and Germany and shows how patriotism and nationalism have fundamentally different roots. Professor Viroli concludes that it is morally unacceptable, and indeed unnecessary, to be a nationalist to defend the values that nationalists hold dear. Patriotism, however, is a valuable source of civic responsibility.

For Love of Country?

Author: Martha Craven Nussbaum,Joshua Cohen

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 9780807043295

Category: Political Science

Page: 155

View: 9871

For Love of Country is a rare forum: a real conversation among some of our most prominent intellectuals about an issue of urgent public importance. At the center of this lively and utterly readable debate book is Martha Nussbaumi's passionate argument against patriotism. At a time when our connections and obligations to the rest of the world grow only stronger, we should reject patriotism as a parochial ideal, she says, and instead see ourselves first of all as "citizens of the world." Fifteen writers and thinkers respond to Nussbaum's piece in short, hard-hitting, often brilliant essays, acknowledging the power of her argument, but often defending patriotisms and other local commitments with an eloquence equal to Nussbaum's. We hear from an astonishing range of writers from Robert Pinsky to Cornel West to Gertrude Himmelfarb to Sissela Bok. This is contemporary American philosophy at its most relevant and readable. At a time when debates about crises in Bosnia or Somalia are dominated by politicians and military leaders, here are the voices of philosophers and poets, literary scholars and historians. A book of surprising insights and diversity, For Love of Country is especially written for a wide audience and is sure to spark debate. NEW DEMOCRACY FORUM A series of short paperback originals exploring creative solutions to our most urgent national concerns. The series editors (for Boston Review), Joshua Cohen and Joel Rogers, aim to foster politically engaged, intellectually honest, and morally serious debate about fundamental issues—both on and off the agenda of conventional politics.

No Greater Sacrifice for Love of Country

Author: Franky T. Respicio

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477126163

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 99

View: 3906

World War II veteran, a POW survivor Franky T. Respicio once said "No greater sacrifice for love of country than to serve her faithfully by joining the military." He experienced the Bataan death march,sixty-five miles to Camp O´Donnell prison camp; endured thirst, starvation, malnutrition, malaria, typhoid, beriberi, and other chronic illnesses; yet lived to tell his story. In No Greater Sacrifice for Love of Country, his book published posthumously through Xlibris, his daughter, Remi Respicio Tabangcura, preserves Respicio´s memory by compiling his journals, thereby safeguarding his legacy. As readers browse through the pages of this book, they will discover an incredible story of courage and strenght, bravery and heroism in the fight for peace and freedom that people enjoy today and for the many generations to come. No Greater Sacrifice for Love of Country is a lasting tribute to Respicio´s courage, sacrifice, bravery, and conviction. his faith, hope and love for all his family.

For Love of Country

Confronting Rape and Sexual Harassment in the U.S. Military

Author: T. S. Nelson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0789012219

Category: Social Science

Page: 302

View: 9354

A compelling exploration of sexual victimization in the United States military! This incisive book offers a unique perspective on rape and sexual harassment in the United States military. Drawn from the experiences of military personnel and presented in their own words, For Love of Country: Confronting Rape and Sexual Harassment in the U.S. Military takes an honest and heartfelt look at a pervasive problem. Service veterans speak candidly about a breakdown of values and leadership failure which has perpetrated a culture of abuse. Male and female rape victims reflect on their efforts to serve their country with honor. Author Terri Spahr Nelson, a decorated United States Army veteran and psychotherapist specializing in sexual trauma recovery, has mixed a compelling chorus of hundreds of personal accounts into a single voice calling for reform. She presents emotional retellings from victims of rape and sexual harassment, with responses from military and congressional leaders. Ms. Nelson offers statistics released from the Pentagon about sexual assault reports, convictions, and the General Accounting Office, and current field research. For Love of Country: Confronting Rape and Sexual Harassment in the U.S. Military presents: personal accounts from survivors unique, inside perspectives from military personnel and veterans commentary from military and congressional leaders Pentagon statistics on sexual assault with conviction and sentencing rates findings and recommendations from the Department of Defense clinical information on issues facing military trauma survivors For Love of Country: Confronting Rape and Sexual Harassment in the U.S. Military serves as a one-of-a-kind resource for professionals, an educational must for military personnel, and a compelling eye-opener to anyone concerned with the preservation of integrity and honor in the United States armed services.

Love of Country

A Journey Through the Hebrides

Author: Madeleine Bunting

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022647156X

Category: History

Page: 351

View: 5723

"Over six years, Bunting traveled the Hebrides, exploring their landscapes, histories, and magnetic pull. She delves into the meanings of home and belonging, which in these islands have been fraught with tragedy as well as tenacious resistance. Bunting considers the extent of the islands' influence beyond their shores, finding that their history of dispossession and migration has been central to the British imperial past."--Provided by publisher.

For Love of Country

A Story of Land and Sea in the Days of the Revolution

Author: Cyrus Townsend Brady

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: 354

View: 4519

Love of Country

A Lecture Delivered at the Woolwich Institution

Author: Henry Mead

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Patriotic poetry, English

Page: 27

View: 7592

For Love of Country

Author: Anthony Hill

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0857979485

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 9722

An impeccably researched family history from the award-winning author of Billy Young. At the close of World War One, and after surviving a gas attack on the Western Front, Captain Walter Eddison moved his family from war-ravaged Britain to start a new life in Australia. The Eddisons were promised land fit for heroes under the Australian government's soldier-settlement scheme, but the grim realities of life in the remote Australian bush were not easy for a family used to the green pastures of England. Walter and his wife Marion made the best of their limited prospects, but as they raised their young family on the outskirts of the nation's newly established capital, tensions were again simmering in Europe. When the Second World War broke out, Walter and Marion were forced to confront their worst fears as their three sons headed back to the battlefields they'd tried so hard to leave behind. Anthony Hill expertly weaves complex military history and gripping accounts of frontline fighting into this intimate portrait of a family who sacrificed everything for their country. For Love of Countrydocuments the domestic experience of war in vivid detail, showing how the global conflicts of the twentieth century came home to Australia, with tragic consequences.

For Love of Country

Author: William Hammond

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 1612510124

Category: Fiction

Page: 239

View: 5722

In the late 18th century, Richard Cutler attempts to both save his family from Barbary pirates and his one true love and her daughters from the guillotine during the French Revolution, with help from U.S. naval commander John Paul Jones along the way.

For Love of Country

What Our Veterans Can Teach Us About Citizenship, Heroism, and Sacrifice

Author: Howard Schultz,Rajiv Chandrasekaran

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1101874465

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 7178

A celebration of the extraordinary courage, dedication, and sacrifice of this generation of American veterans on the battlefield and their equally valuable contributions on the home front. Because so few of us now serve in the military, our men and women in uniform have become strangers to us. We stand up at athletic events to honor them, but we hardly know their true measure. Here, Starbucks CEO and longtime veterans’ advocate Howard Schultz and National Book Award finalist Rajiv Chandrasekaran of The Washington Post offer an enlightening, inspiring corrective. The authors honor acts of uncommon valor in Iraq and Afghanistan, including an Army sergeant who repeatedly runs through a storm of gunfire to save the lives of his wounded comrades; two Marines who sacrifice their lives to halt an oncoming truck bomb and protect thirty-three of their brothers in arms; a sixty-year-old doctor who joins the Navy to honor his fallen son. We also see how veterans make vital contributions once they return home, drawing on their leadership skills and commitment to service: former soldiers who aid residents in rebuilding after natural disasters; a former infantry officer who trades in a Pentagon job to teach in an inner-city neighborhood; a retired general leading efforts to improve treatments for brain-injured troops; the spouse of a severely injured soldier assisting families in similar positions. These powerful, unforgettable stories demonstrate just how indebted we are to those who protect us and what they have to offer our nation when their military service is done.

For Love of Country

Confronting Rape and Sexual Harassment in the U.S. Military

Author: Terri Spahr Nelson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136391959

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 328

View: 1170

A compelling exploration of sexual victimization in the United States military! This incisive book offers a unique perspective on rape and sexual harassment in the United States military. Drawn from the experiences of military personnel and presented in their own words, For Love of Country: Confronting Rape and Sexual Harassment in the U.S. Military takes an honest and heartfelt look at a pervasive problem. Service veterans speak candidly about a breakdown of values and leadership failure which has perpetrated a culture of abuse. Male and female rape victims reflect on their efforts to serve their country with honor. Author Terri Spahr Nelson, a decorated United States Army veteran and psychotherapist specializing in sexual trauma recovery, has mixed a compelling chorus of hundreds of personal accounts into a single voice calling for reform. She presents emotional retellings from victims of rape and sexual harassment, with responses from military and congressional leaders. Ms. Nelson offers statistics released from the Pentagon about sexual assault reports, convictions, and the General Accounting Office, and current field research. For Love of Country: Confronting Rape and Sexual Harassment in the U.S. Military presents: personal accounts from survivors unique, inside perspectives from military personnel and veterans commentary from military and congressional leaders Pentagon statistics on sexual assault with conviction and sentencing rates findings and recommendations from the Department of Defense clinical information on issues facing military trauma survivors For Love of Country: Confronting Rape and Sexual Harassment in the U.S. Military serves as a one-of-a-kind resource for professionals, an educational must for military personnel, and a compelling eye-opener to anyone concerned with the preservation of integrity and honor in the United States armed services.

For Love of Country

Opinions

Author: Ray Reeves

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1468513311

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

View: 5099

Nachtlichter

Author: Amy Liptrot

Publisher: btb Verlag

ISBN: 3641203260

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 9499

Die ursprüngliche Kraft einer einzigartigen Landschaft lässt alte Wunden heilen: Mit Anfang dreißig spült das Leben Amy Liptrot zurück an den Ort ihrer Kindheit - die Orkney Islands, im dünn besiedelten Schottland wohl die abgelegenste Region. Hier schwimmt die britische Journalistin morgens im eiskalten Meer, verbringt ihre Tage als Vogelwärterin auf den Spuren von Orkneys Flora und Fauna und ihre Nächte auf der Suche nach den »Merry Dancers«, den Nordlichtern, die irgendwo im Dunkeln strahlen. Und hier beginnt sie nach zehn Jahren Alkoholsucht wieder Boden unter den Füßen zu gewinnen. Mit entwaffnender Ehrlichkeit erzählt Amy Liptrot von ihrer Kindheit, ihrem Aufbruch in die Stadt, nach Edinburgh, weiter nach London. Vom wilden Leben, dem Alkohol, dem Absturz. Vom Entzug und der Rückkehr zu ihren Wurzeln auf Orkney, wo sie der Natur und sich selbst mit neuen Augen begegnet.

For Love of Country

The Price of Freedom

Author: Martha Sue Stroud

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 567

View: 5672

For Love of Country

Military are not Stupid Animals Nor Foreign Policy Pawns

Author: Billy Ray Wilson, MSGT, USAF

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1481767682

Category: History

Page: 190

View: 7849

Every American should read this book and take immediate action thereafter to recall their state's US delegation to Washington. As a military enlistee, as do members of Congress, we sore an oath to defend the United States Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic. the same Constitution which we swore the oath dictates the Congress of the United Sates will proclaim a Declaration of War against any aggressor attacking this great nation. Congress has not proclaimed a Declaration of War since the December 7, 1941, Imperial Japanese Navy air and sea attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. However, Congress has funded and ordered the President of the United States to commit acts of war against sovereign nations, not because of military aggression, but to acquire fossil fuel reserves, critical industrial minerals, and a new Religious Crusade. Disabled American military veterans, i believe understand and accept the hardships, deaths injuries and unexpected from their combat and/or support duty in a hazardous environment and unwanted divorces and domestic issues to preserve and defend the US Constitution. However, to enrich the owners of the Federal Reserve, wall Street Investors and members of Congress is un-Constitutional.

Records of Patriotism and Love of Country

Author: William Bailey

Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC

ISBN: 9780554657653

Category: History

Page: 167

View: 8426

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