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After the terrorist assaults at the Pentagon and the realm exchange middle, American flags seemed far and wide. Is patriotism an outstanding reaction at a time of nationwide quandary? What does it suggest for us to consider ourselves as a kingdom first?

With our connections to the area starting to be more advantageous and extra important than ever, Martha C. Nussbaum argues that we should always mistrust traditional patriotism as parochial and in its place see ourselves to begin with as "citizens of the world." 16 in demand writers and thinkers reply, together with Benjamin R. Barber, Sissela Bok, Nathan Glazer, Robert Pinsky, Elaine Scarry, Amartya Sen, and Michael Walzer.

A sequence of brief paperback originals exploring artistic strategies to our such a lot pressing nationwide issues. The sequence editors (for Boston Review), Joshua Cohen and Joel Rogers, target to foster politically engaged, intellectually sincere, and morally severe debate approximately primary issues-both off and on the time table of traditional politics.

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