Reclaiming patriotism : nation-building for Australian progressives / Tim Soutphommasane Soutphommasane, Tim

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Soutphommasane, Tim
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Patriotism - Australia.; Australia - Politics and government.; National characteristics - Australia.
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General
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Summary: Affronted by the xenophobic nationalists who stalked the land during the Howard years, many progressive Australians have rejected a love of country, forgetting that there is a patriotism of the liberal left that at different times has advanced liberty, egalitarianism, and democratic citizenship. Tim Soutphommasane, a first-generation Australian and political philosopher who has journeyed from Sydneyʼs western suburbs to Oxford University, re-imagines patriotism as a generous sentiment of democratic renewal and national belonging. In accessible prose, he explains why our political leaders will need to draw upon the better angels of patriotism if they hope to inspire citizens for nation-building, and indeed persuade them to make sacrifices in the hard times ahead. As we debate the twenty-first century challenges of reconciliation and a republic, citizenship and climate change, Reclaiming Patriotism proposes a narrative we have to have."--Publisher description.
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https://trove.nla.gov.au/work/31803195
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31803195

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