If I remember my history correctly, the soldiers of the American Revolutionary War marched to the song “The World Turned Upside Down.” Victor Davis Hanson alludes to the song in his NRO column which is, as always, must reading: “The train is leaving the station.” (Pop music fans know that the title of Hanson’s column could also be an allusion to Robert Johnson’s classic “Love in Vain.”) I don’t see any musical allusion in Mark Steyn’s Spectator column, but he provides a pretty good history lesson: “Leave Iraq to US.”
Correction: I didn’t remember my history correctly. It was the Brits (not the Americans) who played “The World Turned Upside Down” at Yorktown. For the details, see the entry “Everything you always wanted to know…” above. Thanks to reader Joshua Sharf for pointing it out.
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