Precisely because it need not actually require a de Gaulle, the Gaullist version of patriotism may have some relevance to America today.
While I’m noodling over a halfway serious post, I beg forbearance for calling immediate attention to this: I owe the reference to my daughter. (With a mere 10 million views, how was I supposed to know this exists? I’m a dork.) Powerful evidence that for all our gripes, this is still the greatest country. A wonderful song, about an artist who comprehends America like no one else. You can’t make that up.
Back to work.