Close Ranks, Again: Robert Gates, Political Expediency and the Subversion of Memory and Resistance

   Sunday May 21, 2013, President Barack Hussein Obama made history at Morehouse College in Atlanta delivering a memorable if contentious commencement address. He was the second person from his administration to speak to the graduates of the all-male Historically Black College. Three years earlier, Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates addressed the college’s graduates. Below is aContinue reading “Close Ranks, Again: Robert Gates, Political Expediency and the Subversion of Memory and Resistance”