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Patriotism & Propaganda Falling Short

THE DEAD RHETORIC OF WAR By Chris Hedges/ Truthdig/ September 16, 2013 The intoxication of war, fueled by the euphoric nationalism that swept through the country like a plague following the attacks of 9/11, is a spent force in the … Continue reading

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BPR Quote of the Day: AKA Last Refuge of the Scoundral

“You’ll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out of the human race.”          George Bernard Shaw  

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BPR Quote of the Day: If All Else Fails…..

“War is made or planned now by individual men, demagogues and dictators who play on the patriotism of their people to mislead them into a belief in the great fallacy of war when all their vaunted reforms have failed to … Continue reading

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BPR Quote of the Day: Suppose They Gave a War…..

 “Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.” Bertrand Russell

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BPR Quote of the Day: Three Kinds of Patriots

“There are three kinds of patriots, two bad, one good. The bad ones are the uncritical lovers and the loveless critics. Good patriots carry on a lover’s quarrel with their country, a reflection of God’s lover’s quarrel with all the world.” … Continue reading

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