The [New] New Patriotism takes the reader on a journey of American history, circumstance, and perspective. It champions a remarkable country built on liberty and democracy, as it exposes the dark truths Americans have struggled with for centuries.
Stunning events of early 2020 provide context for an American culture that has required redirection for decades. Our society is slowly abdicating liberty to the outlets promoting fear and division. Accepting a top-down cultural fix since the 1960s has piled on the bandaids without healing the wounds or rebuilding the dam, directly benefiting those in power. A cultural redirect is required from the bottom-up to empower Americans with individual responsibility to change our culture.
Pull back the curtain: a new American patriot is emerging to change our preconditioning, how we communicate and profile other human beings, and interact more inclusively. The [New] New Patriotism addresses the silently accepted surveillance state of a culture dependant on technology but founded on liberties. It is a sobering reminder that change is constant, and history repeats itself as the world watches a communist superpower systematically repeat a history witnessed in Europe during the 1930s.
"Debut author Jennifer Blackburn claims two things are incontrovertible: “History repeats itself and change is constant.” She immediately challenges her audience with this paradox in her meticulous exploration of the current state of American politics, while exhorting readers to be change agents in redefining the “American Ideal.”
—BookLife Reviews from Publishers Weekly
Reader praise for The [New] New Patriotism:
“The [New] New Patriotism by Jennifer Blackburn is not just timely but an invaluable read for contemporary Americans.”
“The [New] New Patriotism is a powerful book that every conscientious American citizen should read. It is thought provoking and informative, a book that invites readers to engage in discussion on matters that directly concern them.”
“… the author’s mastery of history and the American political landscape is delivered with simplicity and expertise…Jennifer Blackburn’s voice brings light and truth and compels readers to shift perspective. The [New] New Patriotism is written in a voice that is strong and engaging.”