The New York Times recently chronicled a healthy debate about patriotism that is going on in Slovakia. Politicians are playing to populism asking all schools to display the flag and play the national anthem every morning. This is all taking place in advance of upcoming elections. Critics, including Martin Simecka, (son of Milan Simecka, who would be so proud of his son's public intellectual role) say the efforts aren't inclusive of ethnic minorities and may glorify the past with uncomfortable truths glossed over. Click on my title to read the article.