Why has remembrance grown to a public spectacle as the numbers of combat veterans dwindle? The reason is simple: Remembrance once belonged to veterans, and now can be safely expropriated by anyone—crusading journalists, citizen patriots, politicians
Patriots get sentimental about old wars. It makes it easier to perpetuate new ones.
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