“The American political system is broken. America needs to do more about environmental issues. America’s involvement in foreign wars is deplorable.” Whether or not you believe these statements, you surely have heard these types of criticisms and more about the nation in which we live. These sentiments are reflected in the statistics: Approval ratings for Congress are at incredible lows and voter participation rates remain appallingly low, especially among young people. Criticism of American politics and American culture is rampant.
Have Americans lost their patriotism? Is patriotism still something we should value? What does it mean to be a patriot in America today? Why should you care?
To hear answers to these questions and more, join The Pomona Student Union on Thursday, January 26, at 5 PM in the Frank Blue Room, for a paneled discussion about patriotism in the 21st century.
Our panelists for the event will be:
Miriam Feldblum, Dean of Students and Professor of Politics
Susan McWilliams, Pomona Politics Professor
John Pitney, CMC Government Professor