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Harry's Gang: There's much to be patriotic about

I’m feeling patriotic. There’s an old quote, from George Bernard Shaw, that “Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it.”

A little biting, to be sure, but witty and accurate. Sure, I love my country, and it’s probably because I was born here, raised here and still live here. There’s nothing wrong with believing your country is the greatest in the world, just like there’s nothing wrong with being proud of your children or a fan of your local sports team.

I happen to think America is the greatest country in the world, and I am not intere...