Records: Mist in the Eye

The hottest-selling record in the U.S. last week was one that didn't swing or sing. It has music, of a sort. But the heart and soul of Day of Decision is a spoken oration on American patriotism.

As a drum rolls and a guitar plunks, a voice intones: "Old Glory has never fallen so close to the earth . . . we stare at our shoelaces when they play the national anthem . . . patriotism has been condemned . . . new-car, prettier-girl, bigger-house sort of pride in country—somewhere along the way we've lost it . . ." While...

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