It’s Veterans Day. Here’s Johnny Cash’s famous cover of Peter La Farge’s song about Ira Hayes, one of the Marines who raised the flag over Iwo Jima–but came home to a sad fate in the country his people once owned.
Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.
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