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Building American Civicism

(A version of this essay was published as “What It Means to Be a Good Citizen in the Age of Colin Kaepernick” by TheHill.com, on 11-17-17.) GQ’s recent selection of Colin Kaepernick as a “man of the year,” specifically “citizen … Continue reading

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Part X: Judging the Unconventional Patriotic Citizen

(A version of this essay was originally published as  “How Should We Judge Unconventional Patriotic Citizens Like Snowden and Kaepernick?”  by the History News Network-online on October 15, 2017.) This is the tenth essay in a series devoted to examining … Continue reading

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Part IX: Citizenship in the Age of Donald Trump

(A version of this essay was originally published as “What Makes a Good Citizen?” in the Newport Daily News on September 30, 2017, and as “What Citizenship Means Keeps Changing,” on October 8, 2017, by the History News Network-online) This … Continue reading

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Part VI: Citizenship and the New American Citizen in the Divisive Sixties

This is the sixth essay in a series devoted to examining citizenship and the American citizen, the rights, duties, and norms of which have become ever more contentious since the divisive Sixties. They have become especially relevant in recent years … Continue reading

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Part III: Citizenship in a Revolutionary State, 18th Century Revolutionary France

This is the third essay in a series devoted to examining citizenship and the American citizen, the rights, duties, and norms of which have become ever more contentious beginning in the divisive Sixties. They have become especially relevant in recent … Continue reading

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Citizenship and the Good American Citizen: Part II: Citizenship in Ancient Rome

This is the second essay in a series devoted to examining citizenship and the American citizen, the rights, duties, and norms of which have become ever more contentious beginning in the divisive Sixties. They have become especially relevant in recent … Continue reading

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