Daylight Video

It’s Memorial Day, which began as a commemoration of those who died in the American Civil War. Since we have no day set aside to take note of civilian victims of war, I think they should be included in Memorial Day as well. In any event, here’s a song about all the tragic losses of war, associated via Cold Mountain with the Civil War: Elvis Costello and T-Bone Burnett’s “Scarlet Tide,” as performed by Alison Krauss.

Ed Kilgore

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.