In a time when patriotism is reaching new lows, the Fourth of July is a time to celebrate that which is great about America, and there are lots of wonderful songs to do just that. But not ‘Born in the USA.’
Prince’s ‘America’ deserves to be one of the handful of classics played every Independence Day and as crowds mill around waiting for politicians to speak.
‘Born in the USA’ is a blistering criticism of American society that resonates with Republicans: a poorly led war, the treatment of veterans, inequality of opportunity, and a weak job market.
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