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National Perspective

In a time of dissent, what is patriotism?

By Peter S. Canellos
June 28, 2005

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WASHINGTON -- When the American literary lion William Dean Howells turned 75, in 1912, New York's superintendent of libraries asked him for some words of wisdom that could be read to children. Howells chose a subject that bristles with tension even now, 93 years later, as a vastly different United States prepares to celebrate its own birthday. (Full article: 770 words)

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