Tag: Star Spangled Banner

The attack on the 'racist' National Anthem should provoke a history lesson

The California chapter of the NAACP’s call to remove “The Star-Spangled Banner” has ignited the usual alarms and condemnations, huffing and puffing from both sides. A history lesson is in order. To bring some sense to this highly emotional fray. The lyrics were composed by Francis Scott Key during the Battle of Baltimore in the War of 1812,... Read more »

America's least celebrated war deserves better

Monday was the 200th anniversary of the beginning of the War of 1812, which pitted the United States against Great Britain and Canada. As if anyone noticed. But America’s least celebrated war deserves better. The War of 1812, while one of the most bungled in American history and least remembered, may have been one of the most... Read more »