Editor’s Page

Three pieces in this issue of Democratiya confront the American left’s difficult
relationship to patriotism. Todd Gitlin reviews What They Think of Us:
International Perceptions of the United States Since 9/11, a collection edited by
David Farber. Anne-Marie Slaughter explores ‘the idea that is America’ as the
basis of a progressive and values-based foreign policy for the US. And we reprint
a speech by Jean Bethke Elshtain, co-author of the post-9/11 statement ‘What
We’re Fighting For,’ in which she calls for a militant defence of America’s liberal and
democratic values.

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