Teams, conglomerates seem to be using faux patriotism to advance their own ends

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Andrew Bacevich, College of Arts & Sciences

I can’t recall the last time I attended a sporting event without seeing some sort of tribute to military members…

Expert quote:

‘‘Big-time sports are very sophisticated money-making machines. They are very image-conscious, and one way to burnish your image is to make a show of being supportive of the military. And it’s not just sports teams. There are any number of other corporate entities, notably beer companies, that do the same thing. Buy this beer and send in a bottlecap, and we’ll donate money to a veterans organization. That stuff is going on all the time.’’

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