Today patriotism is a topic of debate not only in moral philosophy but also in political theory, where it is often brought up as a test case in the confrontation between liberals and communitarians. These debates have produced much high-quality writing, the best of which is here presented in this wide-ranging collection of essays by philosophers and political theorists. All the primary manifestations of patriotism are covered and both critics and defenders are given a hearing. Editor Igor Primoratz has also included articles that discuss the history of the term in moral and political discourse in the English-speaking world, the distinctively American type of patriotism, the relation of patriotism to nationalism and racism, and the tension between patriotism and universal human solidarity, especially as this issue relates to foreign aid.
Included are essays by Marcia Baron, Margaret Canovan, Mary G. Dietz, Paul Gomberg, Robert E. Goodin, Attracta Ingram, Alasdair MacIntyre, David McCabe, Richard W. Miller, Stephen Nathanson, Andrew Oldenquist, Igor Primoratz, John H. Schaar, and Michael Walzer....Continua