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My Kind Of Patriotism


My niece Hannah Leming cheering for the US soccer team in their match against Ghana. She and her traveling companion Catherine are near Manarola, Italy, one of the five towns of Cinque Terre.

Meanwhile, back on the home front, I just put up the chickens for the night, and mosquitoes gnawed my leg. It’s a sauna out there. I’ll just close my eyes and think of sunbathing on the Ligurian coast.

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Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Washington Times, and the Baton Rouge Advocate. Rod’s commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, Beliefnet, and Real Simple, among other publications, and he has appeared on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children. He has also written four books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Crunchy Cons, How Dante Can Save Your Life, and The Benedict Option.

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