Alex Massie

Happy Independence Day, America

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A regrettable, discreditable business back in, you know, 1776 And All That. Nevertheless, happy Fourth to you all. To celebrate here's John Philip Sousa's Stars and Stripes Forever, performed by Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic at the Albert Hall in 1976.

Written byAlex Massie

Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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