I recently received an email from an artist named Greta Pratt, who has undertaken an interesting project and blog called “Flag a Day,” meant to comment on the commercialization of American patriotism. It wasn’t up this evening when I tried it, but hopefully by the time you read this, it will be back up. She wrote me because of my coauthorship of “United We Stand: Fresh Hoagies Daily,” which is still one of my favorite things I’ve ever done for Bad Subjects. And I still feel like it’s relevant, even with Bush’s approval ratings in the tank and the slow fade of the “everything changed after 9/11” discourse. So it’s good to see someone else exploring the issue.
Canadian patriotism, well, that’s a whole other thing.