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World War I

Is The Thucydides Trap for the U.S. and China? A Response to Graham Allison

Mary Buffett | Posted 09.29.2015 | Politics
Mary Buffett

This week the Atlantic Magazine published "The Thucydides Trap: Are the U.S. and China Headed for War?" by Graham Allison. I have a great deal of respect for Graham Allison and he lays out a series of compelling arguments. But I believe he will be proven wrong in this case.

Finally a National World War I Memorial

Dorian de Wind | Posted 08.26.2015 | DC
Dorian de Wind

Our nation's capital is blessed with an abundance of splendid parks, statuary, monuments and memorials. But what was lacking in Washington, D.C. was the concept of "national" war memorials, i.e. memorials "commonly accepted as the nation's memorial for all its citizens who died in a particular war."

Forgotten St. Petersburg: Shadows of the Romanovs

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 08.18.2015 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

Visiting the opulent restored palaces of St. Petersburg is impressive and a must. But through these untouched sites, I walked into history and found the shadows of the Romanovs.

First Nighter: Kevin Kerr's Affecting Period PIece Unity (1918)

David Finkle | Posted 08.13.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

Kerr focuses on Unity, a small Saskatchewan town, during the unhappy year when the world-wide-epidemic threatened at the same time as World War I soldiers damaged by mustard gas began to return. The playwright doesn't see much sunny in what is ultimately a paean to the country's resilient national spirit.

The Tennesseans to Premiere July 4

Ed Hooper | Posted 07.03.2015 | Impact
Ed Hooper

The Tennesseans: A Volunteer Legacy will premiere July 4 and 5 on the state's public television stations. The hour-long film is the first to highlight the events, men and women that earned the state its nickname from the Revolutionary War Battle of Kings Mountain to the modern battlefields of today.

This Week in World War I, June 6-12, 1915

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 06.06.2015 | World
Joseph V. Micallef

By the beginning of June 1915, the stalemate that had ensued in the Gallipoli campaign prompted Lord Kitchener, the British Secretary of State for War, to decide to commit even more troops to Gallipoli.

Kit Harington: On Yorkshire, His New Film 'Testament of Youth', and How He Really Sees Himself

Duane Wells | Posted 06.08.2015 | Travel
Duane Wells

As the world marks the centenary of the First World War, the new film Testament of Youth, directed by James Kent and starring Game of Thrones hero Kit Harrington and Swedish actress Alicia Vikander, revisits the landscape of the England that inspired Vera Brittain's seminal memoir upon which the film is based.

WWI Hero Sgt. Henry Johnson Receives Long Overdue Medal of Honor

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 06.02.2015 | Impact
Megan Smolenyak

Almost a century after their service, Sgt. Henry Johnson and Sgt. William Shemin were finally awarded the Medal of Honor at a White House ceremony for their heroics in World War I.

Racing to Preserve the Underground Cities of World War I

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 05.24.2015 | Politics
Joseph V. Micallef

Copyright (c) 2013, Jeffrey Gusky, All Rights Reserved This horse is about two-thirds life size. Hundreds of troops from New England's Yankee Divisi...

Memorial Day: Correcting the Story of World War I Medal of Honor Recipient Sgt. Henry Johnson

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.22.2015 | Black Voices
Megan Smolenyak

Sgt. Henry Johnson and Sgt. William Shemin are being awarded the Medal of Honor by President Obama at a White House ceremony for their heroics in World War I. Not surprisingly, a fair bit of information about both soldiers can be found online, and while personal details about Sgt. Shemin are mostly accurate, Sgt. Johnson's are frequently distorted.

What These 3 Dead Physicists Can Teach You About Innovation

Harry Red | Posted 05.20.2015 | Small Business
Harry Red

You can argue. Discoveries in science, not business, made by people who are long dead. What could we possibly learn here? Plenty, in fact.

The Sinking of the Lusitania: How a Wartime Tragedy Occasioned a Landmark Animated Movie

The New York Public Library | Posted 06.08.2015 | New York
The New York Public Library

More than any other single event, Germany's sinking of the Lusitania on May 7, 1915, which resulted in the loss of 128 American lives, signaled the moment when U.S. public opinion about the First World War began to crystallize.

Does the US Have a Moral Obligation to Save the World From Evil Men?

Mario Almonte | Posted 05.05.2015 | Politics
Mario Almonte

While some will always protest America's involvement in foreign wars for various reasons, others believe that the country is morally obligated to liberate the oppressed and feed the hungry wherever they may be in the world. Is it time we swallowed our pride, cut our losses, and simply walked away?

Late WWI Veteran And Boston Marathon Winner Honored At This Year's Race

The Associated Press | Raf Casert | Posted 04.21.2015 | Good News

VLAMERTINGE, Belgium (AP) — At the Vlamertinge Military Cemetery in Flanders Fields, the headstone of James Duffy usually stands unnoticed among the...

Talking With Our Grandmothers: Lessons of WWI for an Age of Endless Wars

Charlotte Dennett | Posted 06.09.2015 | Impact
Charlotte Dennett

On April 22, women from all over the world will converge on the Hague, knowing that we alone cannot stop war, but mindful that we have attained more power through our votes, and as leaders.

Lodestar of Peace

Robert Koehler | Posted 06.02.2015 | Chicago
Robert Koehler

I kneel in a sort of gasping awe as I read the words of the Kellogg-Briand Pact, a treaty signed in 1928 - by the United States, France, Germany, Great Britain, Japan and ultimately by every country that then existed. The treaty... outlaws war.

Here's Who's Really Responsible For Daylight Saving Time

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 03.09.2015 | Comedy

Feeling a little out of it today? You're not alone -- people all over the world are struggling to drag themselves out of the bed thanks to daylight sa...

Unfashionably Good

Eric Uhlfelder | Posted 05.03.2015 | New York
Eric Uhlfelder

So infuriating is the peculiar nature of the lead character in Manhattan's Mint Theater Company's latest farcical production, that your typical New Yorker may likely have to restrain himself... even herself... from leaping on stage.

First Nighter: Ronald Keaton Makes an Imposing 'Churchill'

David Finkle | Posted 04.17.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

When I was at college, a favorite pastime of mine was sitting around with a bunch of other procrastinators keen on determining the most important person of the 20th century. I maintained it was Winston Churchill.

A New Christmas Truce

Travis Irvine | Posted 02.23.2015 | Crime
Travis Irvine

If soldiers in the trenches -- who were fighting the biggest war at that time -- were able to take at least a few hours to see beyond their conflict, to see the bigger picture and stop trying to kill each other, then why couldn't we?

Honoring 100 Years After The 1914 Christmas Truce In Our Own Time Of War

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 12.25.2014 | Religion

Christmas 2014 marks 100 years since the historic Christmas truce united, if just for a few days, warring German and British troops on the WWI battlef...

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.

Some Leaders Are Born Women

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 02.18.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Portraits in Leadership unveiled by Girl Scouts in December, features interviews of sitting members of Congress who discuss their thoughts on leadership. These Senators and Representatives vividly demonstrate that some leaders are born women.

With the Churchills in London

Barry Singer | Posted 02.15.2015 | Arts
Barry Singer

Lo (and behold), I found myself in London last month, standing before The Great Door to St. James Palace at dusk, more or less expecting to be let in. Which I was! Straight off, I took a wrong turn, gravitating toward a bunch of bobbies and a man with a clipboard.

A Farewell to Arms (1929): Giving Thanks...

Joseph Cooper | Posted 01.24.2015 | Books
Joseph Cooper

One wonders how Frederic Henry would handle the job of evacuating wounded from Syria, Iraq, or Afghanistan, 85 years after he was deployed to the World War One Italian front as an ambulance driver, by Ernest Hemingway, in A Farewell to Arms.