Patriotism and Political Dialogue in America

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The furor over Barack Obama's church has pushed his presidential campaign into the most dangerous possible political territory -- questions about his patriotism. Has the founding fathers' notion of American exceptionalism created to an exceptionally patriotic country? Guest host Lawrence O'Donnell

talks about the defining role patriotism plays in American politics and what role patriotism plays in the politics of other countries.


Today's WWLA is a re-cut of this morning's To the Point.



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