Some of you know that my brother has been teaching English in another country for a little over a year now. Last year, on July 4th, instead of the usual lesson he decided to lead a discussion in his advanced class about patriotism, national identity, and America by playing for them two songs that together make for a pretty thought-provoking contrast, which, for the benefit of all of us, I’m reproducing here.
Enjoy your holiday weekend. Be careful when handling fireworks. Don’t drink and drive.