In the United States, patriotic history has been criticized for de-emphasizing the post-Colombian depopulation, the Atlantic slave trade, the population expulsions, and the wars of conquest against Native Americans On the other hand, a number of recognized American patriots were outspoken opponents of slavery.
J. j. wright, National Patriotism in Papal Teaching (Westminster, Md. 1956). Johan Huizinga, Patriotism and Nationalism in European History". The attempt to create a Polish nation as a large social community, an organic unit that would encompass all citizens, did not begin on most of Poland's territory until the 1860s.
Turning to Günter Grass's novel, Im Krebsgang (2002) and W.G. Sebald's essay on the postwar German literary response to the Anglo-American bombing of German cities, Luftkrieg und Literatur (2001, appearing in English in 2003 under the title, The Natural History of Destruction), Pirro shows the correlation between notions of victimhood and impulses of post-unification German culture.
Films such as Glory (1989), Thunderheart (1992), JFK (1991), Born on the Fourth of July (1989), Malcolm X (1992), Jefferson in Paris (1995), or Forrest Gump (1994) focus on narratives of American national history to explore the meaning of America" from a perspective which earlier films had allegedly largely ignored.
Yet a majority also believe their congregation sometimes seems to love America more than God. The Draft will not put every American in uniform, but it certainly will make every citizen realize that he or she might be picked "drafted" to serve in the military.