Memorial Day: Loving Country, Comrades More Than Life Itself

By Len Abram “Patriotism,” Samuel Johnson said to his friend and biographer Boswell in 1775, “is the last refuge of a scoundrel.” What Johnson had in mind was false patriotism, the sort of politician who runs the flag up the pole and while the citizens are saluting, the scoundrel fleeces them. No one is sure if Johnson […]