Free eBook of The Day: Making Patriots

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Just in time for 4th of July, today’s free eBook of the Day is Making Patriots by Walter Burns.

The book addresses the paradox of patriotism in a land built on self-interest. From the book, “Patriotism means love of country and implies a readiness to sacrifice for it, to fight for it, perhaps even to give one’s life for it. Why, especially, should Americans be willing to do this? In theory, this nation began with self-interested men, by nature private men, men naturally endowed not with duties or obligations but with certain unalienable rights, the private rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness that each defines for himself.”

The University of Chicago Press has the free download here.

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