To the Editors:
I am elated. Your "America's Upbeat Mood" [NATION, Sept. 24] article captures the essence of the prevailing U.S. spirit. How refreshing to read that we are celebrating our nation and that displaying affection for our country is in vogue. This radiating sentiment invigorates and livens our communities. It rejuvenates our purpose as a nation.
Michael Todd Miller Nashville
What is wrong with patriotism? Probably nothing, unless it is a guise for mass escapism. Given the spiraling deficit, the nuclear arms buildup, the decline of the middle class, I think the current "glow" will be short-lived. Sooner or later we are...