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First World War

First Nighter: The Royal Shakespeare Company's Regal 'Love's Labour's Lost' and 'Love's Labour's Won'

David Finkle | Posted 04.01.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

Both are surpassingly good treatments. I heartily recommend them, although I definitely question whether it's commercially wise to attach the Love's Labour's Won name to a script that would have more sway with potential patrons under its actual title.

The Marvelous Millie B.

Lindsay Sarah Krasnoff | Posted 04.01.2015 | World
Lindsay Sarah Krasnoff

Millie B., as some called her, was a diplomat's wife whose strong, heartfelt determination to aid others fueled her wartime endeavors. She organized relief agencies, toured battlefields, feuded with Edith Wharton, and more.

A Rendezvous With History

Lindsay Sarah Krasnoff | Posted 04.05.2015 | World
Lindsay Sarah Krasnoff

Despite drastically different duties and daily lives following the war's outbreak, American diplomats, reporters, and civilians in France recorded their rendez-vous with history and their reactions.

A Silent Night

John McCormick | Posted 02.18.2015 | Parents
John McCormick

Christmas morning broke clear and cold. All the soldiers waited quietly in their trenches. When it seemed that no one could stand the waiting any longer, one soldier climbed out of his trench. He waved a white flag.

Soldier's Room Has Stayed Untouched For Almost 100 Years As A Beautiful Tribute

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 10.17.2014 | Good News

The memory of this brave soldier has lived on for generations to honor. Hubert Rochereau was a second lieutenant for the French army during World ...

Rex Ryan and Winston Churchill

Aristotle Tziampiris | Posted 10.25.2014 | Sports
Aristotle Tziampiris

NY Jets Head Coach Rex Ryan has been called many things. Churchillian isn't one of them. It should. The similarities with the former British Prime Minister are almost uncanny.

On Centennial, Seven Harvard Scholars List Lessons of WWI -- And How They Might Apply Today

Nathan Gardels | Posted 09.30.2014 | World
Nathan Gardels

This week marks the centennial of the outbreak of World War I. WorldPost contributors such as Walter Russell Mead and Artyom Lukin have asked whether events in 2014 parallel those of 1914. Here, seven scholars from the Belfer Center at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government offer the historical lessons they see.

The Power of Religion to Restrain Conflict

Henry G. Brinton | Posted 09.22.2014 | Religion
Henry G. Brinton

Even in secular contexts, people of faith can work together to encourage or discourage warfare. As violence has escalated in Israel and Gaza, an international campaign for peace has been launched, involving Jews, Muslims, and Christians.

Have We Gone From a Post-War to a Pre-War World?

Walter Russell Mead | Posted 09.06.2014 | World
Walter Russell Mead

Only a few years ago, most western observers believed that the age of geopolitical rivalry and great power war was over. Today, with Russian forces in Ukraine, religious wars exploding across the Middle East, and territorial disputes leading to one crisis after another in the East and South China seas, the outlook is darker. Serious people now ask whether we have moved from a post-war into a pre-war world. Could some incident somewhere in the world spark another global war?

Three Sisters of Gavrilo Princip or Hacking History

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 08.27.2014 | World
Jasmina Tesanovic

Consider the First World War, the first Great War, a war without precedent and supposedly impossible nowadays. The lad who pulled its trigger was Gavrilo Princip, a teenage Serb, a Bosnian Serb one might say, a Pan-Slavic conspirator against the Austro Hungarian Empire, a Yugoslav, an activist, a terrorist, a patriot, a national freedom fighter... what a lot of names he has.

The Top Eight Reasons I Made the Move: Princeton, One Man's Paradise

Steve Mariotti | Posted 08.09.2014 | Education
Steve Mariotti

Princeton has already become a wonderful home for me, and has helped me grow intellectually and in other ways, as well. May you also find the wealth that I have discovered here.

Celebrating a Magnificent War Memorial on the International Day for Monuments and Sites

Bonnie Burnham | Posted 06.17.2014 | Arts
Bonnie Burnham

April 18 is the International Day for Monuments and Sites, a day when we remember and celebrate the places that mean the most to us. This year's theme is commemorative monuments.

One Terrorist and Two Girls

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 03.04.2014 | World
Jasmina Tesanovic

In the former Yugoslavia, there used to be a joke about how to tell the difference between a Serbian girl and a Croatian girl: If you tell a Croatian girl she is pretty, she smiles, but if you say the same to a Serbian girl, she scowls.

Bello Ciao

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 03.04.2014 | World
Jasmina Tesanovic

The New Year of 2014 will commemorate the First World War, I will rewrite war songs.

Edelweiss and Fez: Officer Diversity in Imperial Austria

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 07.08.2014 | Books
Franz-Stefan Gady

Visiting both the Jewish Museum and Army Museum in Vienna in a day, I realized that the role of Jewish officers is a much neglected subject in Central European history books and that the military careers of prominent Jewish intellectuals in the old imperial army deserve attention.

The First World War Explains Modern Conflict

O'Brien Browne | Posted 02.08.2012 | World
O'Brien Browne

We live in the world created by the First World War. Emerging from this cataclysmic event damaged and transformed, we have never wholly recovered.

Is Another Hitler Possible?

Robert Gellately | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Gellately

Our duty as citizens today is to become more active and watchful. Our freedoms are precious and we must protect them as the heritage our forefathers passed on to us.