Wishing all of you a very happy Fourth of July as we celebrate the greatest nation in history.
I’d love to say something like, “today, we are all one nation.” But we are not one nation. Never since the Civil War, I think, has there been such division over what it means to be American.
A cold war is on for the soul of the country. May God save America from those who hate the values and traditions that have sustained it and kept us free for more than two centuries.
I thought I’d show you something a little unconventional – while I’m talking about preserving traditions, no less! – this recording of a performance by Vladimiar Horowitz of his own transcription of John Philip Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever.”
Only Horowitz could make a piano sound like an entire marching band. Give it a couple of minutes, I promise, it will make the hair stand up on the back of your neck.