You sure wouldn’t know it by what’s on television. Not a single movie, documentary or anything. We watched “Oh, What a Lovely War” with a chaser of “The Americanization of Emily.” Garry scoured the listings, but no channel is showing… Read More ›
Every nation revises history. They leave out the bad bits — slaughters of the innocent, unjust wars against minorities and civilians. They invent heroes, turn defeats into victories. American history is no different. It’s relatively easy to make our history… Read More ›
We pledged allegiance. We thought it meant something. Obviously, the pledge of allegiance springs instantly to mind. As it should. “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America. And to the Republic, for which is stands…. Read More ›
No two things are identical, though many things seem to be on the surface. Even identical twins are not precisely identical. There’s always some small difference. Every snowflake is unique. Each part of history is slightly different from any other…. Read More ›
You can read the original of this post on the National Archives — and I strongly recommend you do. Beyond this story, there are wonderful articles in the archives worth your attention. It is frequently said that “The truth is stranger than… Read More ›
From the local art gallery looking out onto Main Street, Uxbridge. Patriotism is part of the rhythm of life in a small town. Always there, if you look.