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I’ll Buy the Pierogies, John

Casimir Pulaski was a gallant officer in the service of the Revolution who gave his life in a failed Franco-American attempt to take Savannah.

Horace said that it was sweet and right (dulce et decorum) to die for one’s country. What is it to die for another’s country? Pulaski himself would probably have said that he was dying for the country of free men.

Richard Brookhiser — Historian Richard Brookhiser is a senior editor of National Review and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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