Sam Mendes’ magnificent epic raises a question stripped straight from today’s headlines: Is war a futile waste of life or the apex of the human experience?
‘1917,’ which follows the release of Peter Jackson’s groundbreaking World War I documentary by one year, shares a story of selflessness and honor through technically dazzling cinematic effects.
On the 500th anniversary of Hernán Cortés’ meeting with Montezuma II, the conquistador deserves a reconsideration, not cancellation.
Bruno Dey’s twice-weekly, two hour sessions of questioning demonstrate to the watching world the face, and the consequences, of hatred.
The honest weight of historical records rests with these being Christian traditions, and not even from Celtic areas. These are not derivatives from Samhain and never have been.
If America was created for capitalism and liberty, the USSR’s founding idea was state control, of which slavery—or serfdom, as it is known in Russian context—was the inevitable result.
The lesson of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact must never be forgotten: fascism and communism are birds of a feather and culpable of some of the worst atrocities in human history.
Underhanded or ‘dirty’ political tactics are nothing new to democratic nations, and sometimes, unsavory means are needed to secure victory over evil.
Maybe he has never been adequately educated about the devastating, complex period that led to the wholesale murder of six million Jews.
There are, of course, relatively simple ways to blow this objection to western civilization as ‘white civilization’ to smithereens, but many prefer the easy lie to the more complex truth.
1989 will probably go down in history as the year China’s youth lost their idealism. People lost interest, or perhaps hope, in politics. Money is now the name of the game.
The French Revolution began with optimistic Age of Enlightenment slogans about ‘Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité,’ before quickly degenerating into the darkened recesses of human nature.
Even if you’re not very knowledgeable about Chinese art, you’ll find this is an astonishing show—rich in beauty and history, well-curated, and leaving visitors wanting to learn more.
Chernobyl was the chapter in Soviet history filled with the numb panic of stoic and tragic people who, often despite their deep-rooted cynicism, were often capable of enormous self-sacrifice.
To rectify its connections to Nazism and the Holocaust, the Reimann family will donate approximately $11.2 million to ‘an organization that helps former slave laborers.’
All this I might well expect from a pundit or a columnist in a college newspaper. But it’s a particular disappointment for this to have been authored by a professor of history.
Forty percent of the U.S. budget was invested in bombers, fighters, and transport planes. U.S. Air Forces developed the B-29 bomber, P-51 fighter, and the jet engine.
Anonymous IV worked at the Cathedral of Notre Dame for approximately one decade, in the 1270s, and wrote descriptively about the vibrant music he experienced there.
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