I am less enthused about this World War I British publication, which strikes my twenty-first-century ear as having an unfortunate title.
Today, though, let us honor those dead in war both by remembering their heroism and by remembering that war is always absurd and tragic and to be avoided if possible. It’s as complete a breakdown of civilization as can occur, as all good conservatives should remember.
And if that sounds a bit too much like hippie-talk to some Republicans (including perhaps some of the hawkish folk with whom I attended a barbecue yesterday), let us also pause to remember that one can sometimes be both crazy hippie and Republican, to wit: rest in peace, Dennis Hopper. (We should drink in his honor this coming Wednesday at Lolita Bar, after the Shakespeare debate.)