New Organization Invites Public to Pledge Commitment to American Ideals

In a press release on September 18, 2019, acclaimed advocate and academic Amitai Etzioni announced the launch of the Patriotic Movement to encourage people to publicly pledge their commitment to core American ideals.


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A red "X" over an image of a White Nationalist rally, including Nazi and Confederate flags; the text at the bottom reads: "LET'S NOT CEDE PATRIOTISM TO THEM. IT CAN BE LOVE OF COUNTRY WITHOUT HATRED: FOR HOW, CLICK HERE"

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"Forget Court Packing: Only Term Limits Can Save The Supreme Court," The National Interest, October 6, 2020

"America Has a Shameful Double Standard on Human Rights," The National Interest, September 29, 2020

"Childcare Crisis: How Parents Can Persevere During the Coronavirus Pandemic," The National Interest, September 27, 2020

"Needed: A New Global Trade System," The Diplomat, September 22, 2020

"Preventing the Taiwan Flash Point," Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, September 18, 2020

"Joe Biden's Stakeholder Capitalism Is Not the Issue—Corruption Is," The National Interest, September 9, 2020

"Why Doesn't Joe Biden Have a Large Lead Over Donald Trump?" The National Interest, August 31, 2020

"Biden Joins the Anti-China Chorus," The Diplomat, August 24, 2020

"Can Donald Trump Save His Presidency By Making China the Enemy?" The National Interest, August 22, 2020

Joe Biden's Christmas Tree Needs Some Serious Pruning, The National Interest, August 15, 2020

"A Dove's Call for De-Escalation with China," The Hill, August 15, 2020

"Donald Trump Has Set a Debate Trap for Joe Biden," The National Interest, August 10, 2020

Who Will Get the Vaccine? "Are You a Candidate for Donald Trump's Coronavirus Vaccine?" The National Interest, August 8, 2020

"Social Sciences Handicap the Moral Wrestler," Medium, August 5, 2020

"Two Cheers for Big Tech," Medium, August 4, 2020

"US Anti-China Sentiment Reaches New Peak," The Diplomat, August 3, 2020

"Is America on the Road to Becoming an Authoritarian State?" The National Interest, August 1, 2020

"Beware of Seductive Narratives About the Coronavirus," The Hill, July 29, 2020

"Pandemic Problem: Trump's Historic Mistake Could Doom His Reelection Prospects," The National Interest, July 24, 2020

"Can Black Lives Matter Go Mainstream?" The National Interest, July 20, 2020

"COVID-19 Tests Communitarian Values," The Diplomat, July 14, 2020

"Congress Should Move Immediately To Devise a Comprehensive Recovery Act," The Hill, July 13, 2020

"America and the Dark Days of Social Divisiveness," The National Interest, July 13, 2020

Protest, Yes; Violence, No. The National Interest, June 29, 2020

"The Coronavirus Will Be With Us For Years to Come," The National Interest, June 27, 2020

"Public Trust Problem: The Upcoming Presidential Election Creates New Challenges," The National Interest, June 21, 2020

"A Solution to the Social Media Mayhem," The National Interest, June 14, 2020

"The Pandemic Extends the Trend away from Globalism," Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, June 9, 2020

"Technical Difficulties: Technology Snafus Put Biden's Shortcomings on Display," The National Interest, June 8, 2020

"A New Consensus About How to Best Govern," The Diplomat, June 8, 2020

"What Price Will the Conservative Community Pay to Capitalize on the Era of Trump?," The National Interest, June 2, 2020

"Wearing a Face Mask Is Patriotic," The National Interest, May 19, 2020

"Donald Trump Is Redefining the Role of 'Big Government' in America," The National Interest, May 17, 2020

"Are the Great Outdoors Safe in the Era of the Coronavirus?" The National Interest, May 10, 2020

"China's Changing Role in the Pandemic-Driven World: A Dove's Perspective," Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, May 7, 2020

"Needed: A time-bound virtual Congress," The Hill, May 5, 2020

"Joe Biden's Globalist Trap," The National Interest, May 2, 2020

"America's Coronavirus Data Debacle," The National Interest, April 26, 2020

"Why Many Libertarians Don't Agree With Trump On Coronavirus," The National Interest, April 22, 2020

"The Coronavirus Has Exposed the Dark Side of Communities," The National Interest, April 19, 2020

"Mitch McConnell should pull a John Roberts," The Hill, April 19, 2020

"Coronavirus is Creating a Dangerous Ethical Choice for Doctors," The National Interest, April 6, 2020

"Congress Should Suspend Privacy Laws for 90 Days to Fight the Coronavirus," The National Interest, April 1, 2020

"Why Winning the War in Afghanistan Meant Losing to the Taliban," The National Interest, March 31, 2020

"How to Jump-Start a Post-Coronavirus Economy," The National Interest, March 30, 2020

"Coronavirus Kindness: The Pandemic Has Exposed Every American's Angels and Demons," The National Interest, March 23, 2020

"Congress needs to prod the IRS to capture carbon," The Hill, March 18, 2020

"The Sociology of Surviving the Coronavirus," The National Interest, March 16, 2020

"Why a Rising China Isn't as Dangerous As Experts Make It Out to Be," The National Interest, March 7, 2020

"Jewish Identity Through Film: A Series of Screenings and Discussions," Olam Yehudi, February 28, 2020

"One Way to Retire," Medium, February 13, 2020

"What Sort of Revolution Does Bernie Sanders Want?" The National Interest, January 27, 2020

"It's Time to Deep-Six Deepfakes," The National Interest, January 26, 2020

"Let's Not Cede Patriotism," SASE Newsletter, Volume 4, Issue 1, Winter 2020

"iPhone vs. Trump: How Technology Companies Can Protect Both Customers and National Security," The National Interest, January 19, 2020

"It's Hard to Be a Patriot," City Journal, January 19, 2020

"Socialism without a proletariat?" Medium, January 10, 2020

"America's Actions in Iraq Could Create a Stronger Iran," The National Interest, January 9, 2020

"Office of Technology Assessment: It's time for a second coming," The Hill, January 7, 2020

"What America Needs to Learn from the Afghanistan Papers," The National Interest, December 29, 2019

"My Experience with Social Media Restrictions on Free Speech," The National Interest, December 15, 2019

"The best education investments start well before school," The Hill, December 2, 2019

"Why America Is Still Great," The National Interest, November 27, 2019

"America Must Learn to Deal with Moral Outrage," The National Interest, November 24, 2019

"The First 100 Moderate Days," Medium, November 18, 2019

"Why Aren't the Democratic Presidential Candidates Pushing for Bold Change in the Middle East?" The National Interest, November 16, 2019

"China Needs a New Ethos," The Diplomat, November 14, 2019

"There are poor ideas, bad ones and Facebook's Libra," The Hill, November 12, 2019

"What Should Donald Trump Really Be Impeached For?" The National Interest, November 10, 2019

"Does Israel Have Something to Fear from Donald Trump?" The National Interest, October 26, 2019

"Trump's Parting Gift: An Iran with Nuclear Weapons?" The National Interest, October 6, 2019

"Good vs. Bad Nationalism in Asia," The Diplomat, September 23, 2019

"Facial Recognition Meets the Fourth Amendment Test," The National Interest, September 22, 2019

"Gun control: Campaigning vs. legislating," The Hill, September 15, 2019

"How the European Union Lost Its Luster," The National Interest, September 14, 2019
"Appeasing Iran Will Fail," The National Interest, August 2, 2019

Reclaiming Patriotism

Available for Purchase and Free E-Book Download!

Book cover with title Reclaiming Patriotism and author Amitai Etzioni in red text and blue stars

"This is a major contribution by a leading public intellectual to a central issue of our time. ..."
Wolfgang Streeck, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, author of How Will Capitalism End?

"Drawing on a lifetime of sociological research and decades as a global communitarian leader, Amitai Etzioni boldly takes on the most fundamental political challenge of our time. ..."
William A. Galston, The Brookings Institution

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