ESPN panelist: Why are we playing a war anthem like “The Star-Spangled Banner” before sporting events? « Hot Air: "In which case, how much of an ad for militarism is it really? Blackistone seems to think that it persists as a pre-game tradition because it’s about war when obviously it persists because it’s the national anthem, irrespective of its subject. This argument would make more sense as a critique of using sports to instill national loyalty than it does as a critique of militarism."
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