By Professor Tim Soutphommasane
Affronted by way of the xenophobic nationalists who stalked the land through the Howard years, many revolutionary Australians have rejected a love of kingdom, forgetting that there's a patriotism of the liberal left that at various occasions has complex liberty, egalitarianism, and democratic citizenship. Tim Soutphommasane, a first-generation Australian and political thinker who has journeyed from Sydney's western suburbs to Oxford college, re-imagines patriotism as a beneficiant sentiment of democratic renewal and nationwide belonging. In available prose, he explains why our political leaders might want to draw upon the higher angels of patriotism in the event that they desire to motivate electorate for nation-building, and certainly convince them to make sacrifices within the tough occasions forward. As we debate the twenty-first century demanding situations of reconciliation and a republic, citizenship and weather swap, Reclaiming Patriotism proposes a story we need to have.