So True

Have to agree with Hendrik Hertzberg here:

I have found, over the years, that the only really foolproof way to refresh my patriotism is to listen to American music. An hour with Thelonious Monk, Bruce Springsteen, Mose Allison, Dar Williams, the Cashes (Johnny and Rosanne), Emmylou Harris, John Coltrane [list continues till long past Election Day] provides nonpareil spiritual refreshment.

With a great Ralph Stanley video.