Beyond Patriotism by James R. Flynn
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Beyond Patriotism argues that some millions of Americans have become “post-national” people who put the good of humanity ahead of patriotism or national honour. It discusses the decisions that led them from the Vietnamese War, to the attempt to put Pol Pot back into power, to the sanctions against Iraq. Rather than lamenting the hay day of patriotism, post-national people should congratulate themselves on attaining moral maturity. They should clarify their thinking about why nationalism is bankrupt, what American should do to pacify the world, what they owe to their native land, and what they owe to themselves.

About James R. Flynn

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James R. Flynn is Professor Emeritus at the University of Otago, New Zealand, and a recipient of the University's Gold Medal for Distinguished Career Research. He is renowned for the 'Flynn effect', the documentation of massive IQ gains from one generation to another. Professor Flynn is the author of 12 books including Where Have All the Liberals Gone? (Cambridge University Press, 2008) and What Is Intelligence? (Cambridge University Press, 2007), which caused many to rethink the prevailing theory of intelligence.
Published December 2, 2011 by Imprint Academic. 240 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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A renowned scholar of the science of intelligence, Flynn (Where Have All the Liberals Gone?) bookends his latest by appealing to a “morally mature public” to go beyond an “era of automatic patriotism.” However, he conflates “patriotism” with a kind of uncritical nationalism, which, as...

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