YOU DON’T SAY! E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post writes, “whatever the cause may be, the fact is that the link between liberalism and patriotism is not as automatic in the public mind now as it was in FDR’s day. In the wake of 9/11, that’s a genuine problem for liberals.”
FDR’s day was almost sixty years ago. And liberals haven’t been perceived as being patriotic beginning with George McGovern, thirty years ago. Besides, it’s ever so hard to combine patriotism and postmodernism.
UPDATE: No sooner did I write this, then I came across this essay on Blogcritics, which pretty much proves Dionne’s point.