A belated, but no less sincere, thanks to the “Made by History” team at the Washington Post for giving me some room to write about the fallout from Trump’s criticism of Admiral William McRaven and what it reveals about public rituals of expressing gratitude for the troops. Trump’s comments were characteristically loutish. Hardly news. My interest is in the scramble they provoked for everyone else to say their own “thank you”s to the troops.
My article is available here.