Thursday, November 24, 2011


To start with, I looked up previous postings on the subject and found this one from 2006. It links back to Michelle Malkin's list of what Americans (and, as I said, we) can be thankful for and has a go at whiny journalists. Oh go on, you know you want to read it. Here is Michelle's posting for this year's Thanksgiving, a sadder and more personal one. A couple of nice Thanksgiving postings on Chicagoboyz, one of my intermittent blogging homes (here and here).

The Wall Street Journal, as ever, had provided the right articles. Thomas Fleming writes about American servicemen and women celebrating Thanksgiving in many parts of the world, specifically in Britain in 1942.

And so we come to the annual articles that never fade: A Desolate Wilderness by Nathaniel Morton, that records the Pilgrims' arrival (though that is not what the first Thanksgiving celebrated) and the one about America now, And the Fair Land.
'For all our social discord we yet remain the longest enduring society of free men governing themselves without benefit of kings or dictators.'
Long may it continue and reflect back on the rest of the Anglosphere. Happy Thanksgiving.

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