Grand Old Flag

It’s time for the left to stop fearing patriotism

| July 2003

This article is an Utne Web classic, originally published in the November/December 2003 issue of Utne.

DURING THE 1991 WAR with Iraq, my father-in-law gave me a flag. It came with an easily assembled pole and bracket designed to display Old Glory at a 45-degree angle on the front porch of our bungalow. I thanked him and stuffed it into the bedroom closet after he left.