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.
The first shots of Chinese colonialism are evident as we head to the third decade of this century. One would be foolish not to take note of this historically significant development — and study its actual character.
Don Cherry has never been known for his ability to gracefully articulate himself. Part of his charm has always been his matter-of-fact, rough-around-the-edges delivery — until one comment got him fired.
A new museum exhibit tells the tale of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, fostering an appreciation for his artistic collaborative efforts and his truly groundbreaking works of architecture and design.
In its 850 years, the cathedral has also become a symbol for France, the West, and Christendom. In its lifetime, it has seen the highest points and the darkest hours of France.
Last week, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments about the constitutionality of a 40-foot World War I memorial cross that has stood on public land in Maryland for 94 years.
The Bladensburg WWI memorial battle is insensitive to the memories of those who paid the ultimate price–people who should be honored more, not less.
‘They Shall Not Grow Old’ immortalizes and humanizes the ordinary British infantrymen who fought on the Western Front, and were then forgotten.
Can any culture raise ‘rough men’ ready to defend it against a ruthless enemy when it cannot even fix in the minds of its developing youth what their sex is?
While war is sometimes necessary, World War I warns us not to reduce complex historical lessons into facile axioms, such as the need to ‘resist aggression.’
Liberals fail to understand and anticipate the desire of normal people to feel passionately about the flag their forefathers fought for.
The idea that Europe needs an army to defend itself against the United States demonstrates a hitherto unknown level of hostility by an ‘allied’ leader.
There is great poignancy in the timing of the Supreme Court’s recent agreement to consider the World War I memorial in Bladensburg, Md. Atheists say all public references to God constitute an illegal mix of church and state.
How the French artist and accidental aviator introduced people all over the world to the harsh realities faced by service members during World War I.
Despite the passage of a century, the Turkish government seems to have grown more resistant to hearing that its Ottoman forebears had anything to do with the mass killings of Armenians.
‘The others, gasping, stumbling, with face contorted, hands wildly gesticulating, and uttering horse cries of pain, fled madly through the villages and farms …’
Three appeals court judges claim a 90-year-old, cross-shaped memorial honoring those who fought in World War I is unconstitutional. It’s not.
In a dangerous new ruling, a federal court declared that a WWI memorial is unconstitutional because it’s in the shape of a Latin cross.
Brad Jackson is joined by author and historian David Pietrusza to discuss the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into World War I on the Coffee and Markets podcast.
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