AirTalk for July 3, 2012

What does patriotism mean to you?

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What does patriotism mean to you?

Independence Day, the 4th of July, is traditionally a day to celebrate the birth of our nation. For some, it’s just about firing up the BBQ and getting together with friends and families. For others, it’s the quintessential day for getting one’s red-white and blue on.

But given today’s contentious political climate and sour economy, how patriotic are Americans feelings? How satisfied are they with the state of our government? What is patriotism to you?

GUEST

James W. Loewen, sociologist and author of “Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong” (Touchstone)


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