I am a bit late reblogging this, but better later than never.
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By Martin Accad
Yesterday morning, I collected my daughter’s U.S. passport that needed renewal. It was accompanied by a leaflet that read on the front: “With your U.S. passport, the world is yours!” Nothing shocking on first glance; just a sense of pride and patriotism that citizens of most countries feel towards their flag, passport, and other symbols of nationhood.
Though the slogan is of course no more than a symbolic affirmation, something troubles me with the statement.
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