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Tag Archives: war
Book of December 18, 2009
The word is hubris.
Book of December 10, 2009
Sea battles, land battles, seiges, heroism, infamy, galley slaves, brutal victories and glorious defeats.
Puzzle of December 7, 2009
Women firefighters trying to contain the blaze during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Book of November 22, 2009
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.
Book of November 5, 2009
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 Alas, not at all out-of-date.
Book of November 4, 2009
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.
Book of October 5, 2009
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.