What does it mean to be a patriot?

Flags line Summit Avenue in West Saint Paul.
Flags line Summit Avenue in West Saint Paul on Flag Day, June 14, 2018. Each year, an anonymous group or individual lines a number of streets in the area with flags for the holiday.
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What does it mean to be a patriot? Does it involve the pledge of allegiance? Serving in the armed forces or public office? Voting? Who gets to define patriotism and how does patriotism differ from nationalism?

MPR News host Kerri Miller hosts a conversation with a historian and a political strategist about what we mean when we talk about being a patriot.

Guests:

Reed Galen: Chief strategist for the Serve America Movement

Khalil Muhammad: Professor of history at Harvard Kennedy School of Government

You can listen to the full conversation using the audio player above.

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