Yale historian and regular Slate contributor David Greenberg has the nerve to suggest that World War II nostalgia has gone too far, and indeed, that there’s something, well, contemporary about our reverence of the war, and especially D-Day. It’s as heretical as Thomas Mallon’s brilliant “The Mourning Paper.”

[To the tune of Elton John, “Funeral for A Friend / Love Lies Bleeding,” from the album Here and There.]