modern American exceptionalism

In “Imperial Grunts“, a US Army Major gave great insight to Kaplan.  In summary, Major Lee explained to Kaplan that he would observe the ground realities of a country’s army as a barometer for judging that country’s culture and political system.

It’s not hard to find reasons to be a frustrated American these days, but using Major Lee’s yardstick, we have ample reason to be thankful.  Consider Specialist Monica Lin Brown who received a Silver Star for Gallantry for her selfless actions as a PFC medic on April 25, 2007.  The extraordinary thing is how common such stories are in our Armed Forces.


So keep your chins up, fellow Americans.  Greatness lives on in this country we love – we need only look outside Washington, D.C. to find it.

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