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Extremists have co-opted patriotic symbols and words. It’s time to reclaim them.

Extremists have turned patriotic symbols and phrases into dog whistles for white nationalism, and if we want to turn this dark period in our nation's history around, we need to reclaim our patriotic symbols and norms and not relinquish them to authoritarians and conspiracy theorists.... Read more»

Peru's national anthem: A colossal bummer?

Critics contend "The Star-Spangled Banner" is hard to sing, glorifies war and is set to the music of an English drinking song. But that’s nitpicking compared to the problems with Peru’s dirge-like national anthem which invokes slavery, humiliation and horror — all in the first stanza.... Read more»