All Four Stanzas

This video made the rounds a few months ago and I like listening to the guy sing. The Star Spangled Banner is not an easy song to sing and he does a good job. At about 50 seconds in, this former Marine sings the 2nd verse of our national anthem.

He could learn something from Isaac Asimov. There are four stanzas.

One of my favorite bloggers, Eric at Classical Values has finally put Asimov’s essay “All Four Stanzas” online.

His reason for doing so is important. In his words:

Sometimes I have trouble sleeping peaceably in my bed at night because I know that rough men stand ready to do violence to quotations on the Internet.

As they say, read the whole thing. But if you don’t have time for the whole thing, at least read “All Four Stanzas“.

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