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Jeff Jacoby

Pinning down patriotism

By Jeff Jacoby
Globe Columnist / October 10, 2007

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IT WOULD NEVER have occurred to me to ask Barack Obama why he doesn't wear an American flag pin on his lapel, let alone to draw any inference from such a seemingly trivial fact. But it did occur to a journalist in Iowa City, Iowa, to ask that question last week, and the answer it elicited wasn't trivial at all. (Full article: 777 words)

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