"These players are a reminder of how, in the depths of a dark political era, it’s possible to love one’s country." on the U.S. women's national soccer team
"One of the reasons that I’ve become so enamoured with this team is because it has permitted me to feel an explosion of joy about the country, a sentiment that has felt especially alien these past few years."
“These players are a reminder of how, in the depths of a dark political era, it’s possible to love one’s country; they are an object lesson in how the values of liberal America can be patriotically trumpeted.”
"Trump’s blood-and-soil spectacle on the Mall is the culmination of an era in which the right has successfully hijacked patriotism for electoral gain, branding liberals and urbanites as inimical to real America."
“One of the reasons that I’ve become so enamoured with this team is because it has permitted me to feel an explosion of joy about the country, a sentiment that has felt especially alien these past few years.”
Donald Trump is importing tanks to the Mall; meanwhile the US Women have demonstrated a very different sort of love of country. I wrote about their success and why they make me feel patriotic
Great piece & I’ve been thinking same. Somehow the ⁦⁩ feels like it’s trying to save us (US) during an otherwise dark time: The Patriots of the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team - The Atlantic