Tag: National Anthem

Whitney Houston

I wasn’t a fan. But I will remember one great moment, ten days into the first Gulf War:

In 1991, I was in college, watching the Super Bowl with a bunch of people who could be irritating about politics in that way that only liberal-ideology-addled freshman college students can be. But when she sang, the room fell silent. And I’m sure several went to student health the next day, wondering why they felt such weird feelings of patriotism.