Victorian Squid wrote:
Stephen, the word "jingoism" means extreme patriotism in the form of aggressive foreign policy
. Fear Itself, specifically this issue, shows an attack on Washington D.C. that is being defended against. Jingoism has no place in a discussion of the defense of one's homeland, and you've shown you don't even know what the word means to boot!
I said that I was afraid that I would find it jingoistic from what I read about the issue going in. I also said that the overall tone wasn't bad all that bad. In other words, I didn't find it to be jingoistic -- mostly for the reasons you mentioned. I've removed the, words "this was somewhat the case," because I realize that those words were misleading from what I actually meant.