28 May 2007

memorial day II: identity politics

christian americans or american christians?

i found this piece via crooked timber, where the startling fact of the matter is that the christian case against patriotism (or at least, against nationalism, distinction per michael hechter) is taken to be, like, wow! new and exciting! christians not bloodthirsty xenophobes? who'da thunk it?!

...which itself is a sad testament to the brand of "christianity" that's recently been ascendant here in the U.S.