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In Veterans/Armistice Day News

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I'd missed this before, but last week Gen. Casimir Pulaski was named an honorary U.S. citizen.

Elsewhere, Matt Yglesias laments the fact that America doesn't celebrate Armistice Day. I disagree - Armistice Day became Veterans Day in America in 1953, in the wake of WWII, for the purpose of honoring all veterans - but it's an interesting point. To be pickier with Yglesias, it's not a possessive.

Speaking of how Americans understand violence, here's your periodic reminder to read "Losing the War."

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