ANZAC Day I went to my second ever dawn service, this time in Wellington. I was pleased to some protesters but didn’t think burning a flag was necessary. They were right that the service was a justification for war – making violence respectable and OK if it is defend freedom. Interestingly I found this paper among my things today when cleaning out some boxes (seems very apt): Blood Sacrifice and the Nation: Revisiting Civil Religion. If that seems interesting maybe these books will too: