Symbols and ‘Mere Symbols’

In the current issue of National Review, I have a piece called “Symbols and Their Limits: A caution against the yellow-ribbon culture.” I would like to blow that piece out today -- meaning, I would like to expand it, here in Impromptus.See what you think of all this.#*#After the recent terror attacks in Paris, a hashtag arose: “PrayForParis.” You saw it all over Twitter.A symbol arose, too. Designed by Jean Jullien, a French illustrator, it was a peace sign with the Eiffel Tower in...

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