To what are we pledging allegiance?

American children saluting the flag in 1934

The arrest last month of a sixth grader who refused to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance is but the latest event in a long history of theatrical patriotism in the United States, a record that so often undermines the greatness that the symbolism is supposed to stand for.

The details are complicated — the student declined to stand, claiming that for black people, the flag represents centuries of…

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Gee, Camp, what were you thinking? Supports gay rights, #2a, #1a, science, and other seemingly incongruous things. Books available on Amazon.