"He instinctively can find the shining greatness of our American culture and does a good job of highlighting it (although he also does have those rare lapses when he writes about hockey, but that is something caused by impurities in the Eastern waters or something)." Erik Keilholtz
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Mark C. N. Sullivan is an editor at a Massachusetts university. He is married and the father of three children. Email
Friday, March 07, 2003 We have gone forth from our shores repeatedly over the last 100 years . . . and put wonderful young men and women at risk, many of whom have lost their lives, and we have asked for nothing except enough ground to bury them in. Secretary of State Colin Powell, in response to a former archbishop of Canterbury who had hectored him on Iraq.
Pvt. Paul Oglesby, 30th Infantry, standing in reverence before an altar in a damaged Catholic Church, Acerno, Italy, Sept. 23, 1943. (National Archives)
Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history. The fiery trial through which we pass will light us down, in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation. . . . In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free. . . . We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best hope of earth. Abraham Lincoln, December 1862