October 31, 2008
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Can You Hear The People Sing?

Five days more.

Put it in your appointment calendar. Add it to your iPhone. Make a note. Write it down. Next Tuesday: make history. You’ll want to remember this.

The long Civil War ends Tuesday night. As Andrew Sullivan pointed out, there should be a terrific party at the offices of that abolitionist blog of 1857, The Atlantic.

James Russell Lowell, we finally made it.

Where else should we celebrate? Grant Park, of course: I missed the great battle in 1968, but we all remember and the whole world was watching. Selma, of course. Pullman, and Homestead, and Lawrence (Bread and Roses). And, perhaps, Gettysburg.