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Patriotism more than being born in the USA

Gina Barreca The Hartford Courant Published:

The term "patriotism" is often reduced to its lowest pop culture denominator, dividing us into two groups: the folks who chant Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA" by bellowing out the refrain and the ones who listen to the lyrics about a working-class boy who comes home from Vietnam to find that he can't get a job and that he's got "nowhere to

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