Reclaiming Patriotism: Nation-Building for Australian Progressives Tim Soutphommasane

ISBN: 9780511687143

Published: June 16th 2010

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166 pages


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Reclaiming Patriotism: Nation-Building for Australian Progressives  by  Tim Soutphommasane

Reclaiming Patriotism: Nation-Building for Australian Progressives by Tim Soutphommasane
June 16th 2010 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 166 pages | ISBN: 9780511687143 | 7.48 Mb

Affronted by the xenophobic nationalists who stalked the land during the Howard years, many progressive Australians have rejected a love of country, forgetting that there is a patriotism of the liberal left that at different times has advancedMoreAffronted by the xenophobic nationalists who stalked the land during the Howard years, many progressive Australians have rejected a love of country, forgetting that there is a patriotism of the liberal left that at different times has advanced liberty, egalitarianism, and democratic citizenship.

Tim Soutphommasane, a first-generation Australian and political philosopher who has journeyed from Sydneys western suburbs to Oxford University, re-imagines patriotism as a generous sentiment of democratic renewal and national belonging.

In accessible prose, he explains why our political leaders will need to draw upon the better angels of patriotism if they hope to inspire citizens for nation-building, and indeed persuade them to make sacrifices in the hard times ahead. As we debate the twenty-first century challenges of reconciliation and a republic, citizenship and climate change, Reclaiming Patriotism proposes a narrative we have to have.



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