"Should be welcomed by anyone who is concerned that the values of peace, of democracy, be held high by the coming generation."—From the Foreword by , author of A People’s History of the United States
"A valuable sourcebook for those who are uncertain about what patriotism is and, even more, for those who are certain that they know."
- , Harvard University, author of Five Minds for the Future.
"Opens to critical scrutiny the very idea of loyalty to a country."
- , author of The Schools Our Children Deserve and What Does It Mean to Be Well Educated?
"A fine and thoughtful collection of essays that probe the perhaps inevitable but nevertheless deeply problematic role of patriotism in a democratic society."
- , author of The War at Home and Challenging Authority
"Strong reflections and perspectives on the fundamental stories about our country that we tell our future citizens."
- , author of Soul of a Citizen
Table of Contents
Once Upon a Time When Patriotism Was What You Did, Gloria Ladson-Billings
No Black in the Union Jack: The Ambivalent Patriotism of Black Americans, Charles M. Payne
Educators in the War on Terrorism, Pedro Noguera and Robby Cohen
"Children Are the Living Message We Send to a Time We Will Not See", Delaine Eastin
The Psychology of Patriotism, Michael J. Bader
Second Fiddle to Fear, Denise Walsh
On Patriotism and the Yankees: Lessons Learned From Being a Fan, Deborah Meier
Patriotism, Nationalism, and Our Jobs as Americans, James W. Loewen
Another Way to Teach Politically Without P.C.: Teaching the Debate About Patriotism, Gerald Graff
Pledging Allegiance, Walter C. Parker
Patriotism Is a Bad Idea at a Dangerous Time, Robert Jense
Patriotism Makes Kids Stupid, Bill Bigelow
Celebrating America, Diane Ravitch
Teaching Patriotism-with Conviction, Chester E. Finn Jr.
Hearts and Minds: Military Recruitment and the High School Battlefield, William Ayers
Weapons of Fatal Seduction: Latinos and the Military, Héctor Calderón
A Small Space of Sanity, Studs Terkel
Is Patriotism Good for Democracy?, Joseph Kahne and Ellen Middaugh
I Solemnly Swear, Joan Kent Kvitka
Patriotism and Ideological Diversity in the Classroom, Diana Hess and Louis Ganzler
Toeing the Line and the Law: First Amendment Rights in Schools, karen emily suurtamm with Edwin C. Darden, Esq.
"Patriotism, Eh?" The Canadian Version, Sharon Anne Cook
Patriot Acts: This Isn't the First Time, Cecilia O'Leary
Patriotism's Secret History, Peter Dreier and Dick Flacks
Politics and Patriotism in Education, Joel Westheimer
Poetry and Patriotism, Maxine Greene
Patriotism by the Numbers, Cindy Sheehan