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The ‘Cult' and Contradictions of the American Flag

Our country’s fixation on the American flag as a symbol of patriotic fervor is a relatively new phenomenon — and one that is unique to U.S. culture. While it has been a beacon of hope and unity during times of crisis, the Stars and Stripes has also been used in attempts to further our country’s divides. NBCLX storyteller Cody Broadway explores “unconditional patriotism” and the shifting meanings of our flag.