Over the past few days we’ve been struggling with the concepts of nation, state, and nation-state.
Necessarily, this conversation has evolved to include the differences–if they exist–between nationalism and patriotism. You’ve also been exposed to a new term: ultranationalism. I gave you a set of definitions to be included in your notes, but, fair warning, these definitions will evolve over time.
For this coming week:
Obama on patriotism http://www.nbcnews.com/id/25479276/ns/politics-decision_08/t/obama-faith-ne-another-americans/#.V82qnfkrK1t
John McCain on patriotism http://www.nbcnews.com/id/25477428/ns/politics-decision_08/t/mccain-putting-country-first/#.VfW-t51Vikp
Links from last week:
CBC article on Wildrose Leader Brian Jean and his inappropriate joke re: the Premier http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/alberta-wildrose-leader-brian-jean-apologizes-for-comment-about-beating-notley-1.3742353
Alternate view: http://www.calgarysun.com/2016/09/03/wildrose-party-fumbled-the-brian-jean-story-not-the-critics
And yes, Notley accepted his apology. http://www.fortmcmurraytoday.com/2016/09/02/premier-notley-accepts-brian-jeans-apology-for-beating-comment
As for other things, we had some fun with one of my favourite (American) political resources…Politifact.
Here’s Trump’s most recent PANTS ON FIRE http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2016/sep/01/donald-trump/donald-trump-repeats-pants-fire-claim-about-30-mil/