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A Star-Spengler’d apology

Americans: Herewith an apology of sorts on the 228th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. An American masterwork has come to my attention that puts to shame my gibe at your “hand-me-down high culture” (What is American culture?, November 18. 2003). It is the text of your national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Francis Scott Key’s […]