Patriotism and the Unknown Soldier

Episode 7 · September 10th, 2018 · 1 hr 39 mins

About this Episode

Jake and Phil discuss Alasdair MacIntyre's "Is Patriotism a Virtue?" and the story of the November 11, 1921 burial of the Unknown Soldier, as told by Jonathan Ebel in his book GI Messiahs

Works referred to in this episode:

Alasdair MacIntyre, “Is Patriotism A Virtue”

Abu Bakr ibn Tufayl, Hayy ibn Yaqzan

Peter Singer, “The Drowning Child and the Expanding Circle”

Bernard Williams, “A Critique of Utilitarianism”

Ralph Ellison “The Little Man at Chehaw Station”

Vasily Grossman, A Writer at War

John Gray, Two Faces of Liberalism

Ta-Nehesi Coates, I’m Not Black, I’m Kanye

George Orwell, “Notes on Nationalism”

Gregory Pardlo, Air Traffic

Aris Roussinos

Valeria Luiselli, Difficult Forgiveness

Jonathan Ebel, GI Messiahs

Jesus Christ and the American Soldier 2nd version Bumper Sticker

Peter Lucier, Not Your Messiah

Anatole Broyard, Kafka Was the Rage

Audio clips:

Independence Day (1996)

Charles Olson, Maximus to Gloucester, Letter 27 [withheld]

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)