Patrick Nathan is the author of the novel Some Hell. He lives in Minneapolis.
America's addiction to mindless sloganeering is enabling a significant threat. In a word, that threat is fascism.
I've always known who the "American Boy" is. He's the model I was supposed to imitate—at least until my queerness got in the way.
When we ask images and monuments to bear the burden of our conscience, we are doomed to repeat the mistakes of the past.