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The Unpatriotic Academy

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M. Rorty, R. (2000). The Unpatriotic Academy. In M. Rorty, R. Philosophy and Social Hope. Penguin, pp. 252-254

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[...] Cornel West can still identifY with a country that, by denying them decent schools and jobs, keeps so many black Americans humiliated and wretched.

There is no contradiction between such identification and shame at the greed, the intolerance and the indilference to suffering that is widespread in the United States. On the contrary, you can feel shame over your country's behaviour only to the extent to which you feel it is your country. If we fail in such identification, we fail in national hope. If we fail in national hope, we shall no longer even try to change our ways.

—p.254 by Richard M. Rorty 2 years, 3 months ago

[...] Cornel West can still identifY with a country that, by denying them decent schools and jobs, keeps so many black Americans humiliated and wretched.

There is no contradiction between such identification and shame at the greed, the intolerance and the indilference to suffering that is widespread in the United States. On the contrary, you can feel shame over your country's behaviour only to the extent to which you feel it is your country. If we fail in such identification, we fail in national hope. If we fail in national hope, we shall no longer even try to change our ways.

—p.254 by Richard M. Rorty 2 years, 3 months ago