And Other Stories for Memorial Day
Paul Greenberg may not fit the definition of a conservative stalwart, but there should be no doubt on one claim: He. Can. Write. His Memorial Day article is here. If you aspire to write, if you think you can write, measure yourself against this article. And if you can't see why, Grasshopper, your lessons have just begun.
Neither is the New York Times known as a friend to the patriot and the military, but Lily Burana's article is moving and fitting. Tellingly, it is titled As Memorial Day Nears, a Single Image Continues to Haunt. Responding to the subject would be atavistic; discussing its effect as art is sociology. The fault is in the title, not the article.