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The word is hubris.
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Sea battles, land battles, seiges, heroism, infamy, galley slaves, brutal victories and glorious defeats.
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Women firefighters trying to contain the blaze during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
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How crowds form, grow, and give power to their leaders -- and especially how leaders get power from the death of a crowd of their followers, for a pile of bodies is still, in human psychology, a crowd: a crowd of the dead.
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The Iliad as a guide to the precipitating factors for PTSD: death of your best friend, a sense of betrayal by higher-ups, instability. Alas, not at all out-of-date.
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How the experience of the First World War was translated into poetry and literature — and how much of it remained ironically unspeakable. Now supplemented with images from the mundane to the harrowing. Actually posted on November 11, 2009.
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Settle was an American woman in the RAF during World War II. An unsentimental, undramatic, and honest account of class and culture conflict trumping romantic idealism.
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