What is Patriotism? © 2014 Vernon Miles Kerr Like the previously examined concept, “Love,” “Patriotism”, is one of those emotionally and semantically charged words that can mean many things to many people. In America, however, a few people practically deify the concept of patriotism, raising it to the level of an icon or idol that… Read More Rhetoric | What is Patriotism?
What is Love? © 2014 Vernon Miles Kerr What is love? The child’s answer: “The opposite of hate.” Our simplistic opinions of the universe, as children—even though seeming too pat—often contain more than a grain of truth. Maybe this is because much of the subtlety and nuance that shapes our adult opinion about any given… Read More Rhetoric | What is Love?