Traverse Area District Library, 610 Woodmere Avenue
Monday, December 9, 7 p.m.
Grand Traverse Humanists present Isiah Smith with a talk examining patriotism through the lens of history and music, using personal anecdotes and social commentary.
Historically, patriotism has been used as both a shield and a cudgel by more than a few politicians and aspiring politicians. But what does it really mean? Can patriotism be fairly defined? Does it require blind fealty to an ideal that may or may not actually exist? This presentation will attempt to answer those and other vexing questions.