Speaking yesterday at that bastion of patriotism, Yale University, Columbia University Professor Todd Gitlin said:
"Patriotism is experienced by many people on the left as something of an embarrassment."
"However, it is strategically disastrous to take this position."
Gitlin said that this embarrassment harms their chances of getting elected in America.
His solution is to claim patriotism. He says if this is done, the left can mobilize and once again assume its place as a factor in the American political scene.
No mention of his love of this country, just a recommendation to take the politically expedient route and go for the power. Some patriot!
After all, those dead soldiers deserved it, right Gitlin?