George M. Curtis III

George Curtis is a former professor of history at Hanover College and a former fellow at Liberty Fund.

Reclaiming the Citizenship of Our Fathers

What So Proudly We Hail

Having just finished reading What So Proudly We Hail: The American Soul in Story, Speech, and Song, some readers might well ask, "Really, do we?  Is it that simplistically romantic?"  The editors might well reply in the negative suggesting that the song, "The Star-Spangled Banner," conveys brilliantly a condition achieved after having weathered a potentially deadly challenge, a condition earned after having acted courageously in the defense of American liberty against a British military assault.  Hence in the title the editors signal that they have intentionally sought out many voices in their remarkable collection which call upon readers to aspire…

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