Month: November 2022

On recognizing Veteran’s Day as a leftist American

A military portrait of Kurt Vonnegut as a young man. Kurt wears a military uniform and has short blonde hair and pale skin.

(CW: mental illness, war, suicide) There’s been a lot of talk within the American left about whether or not it’s appropriate, tasteful, or even ethical to recognize and celebrate our veterans. Younger leftists without historical context may not realize that we began having these conversations several decades ago, in the aftermath of the Vietnam War. […]