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World War I

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 03.03.2015 | 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 02.15.2015 | 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.

In Jerusalem, Recent Violence Is Measured by a Long History

The GroundTruth Project | Posted 01.19.2015 | World
The GroundTruth Project

The "war to end all wars," as the Great War was called, has instead become a war that has never ended. No single city held more emotional and sacred power in the First World War than Jerusalem, a power that still resonates and still stirs conflict.

No Good War, No Bad Peace

Eric Margolis | Posted 01.19.2015 | Politics
Eric Margolis

A full century after World War I we still cannot understand how generals sent so many soldiers to be slaughtered. Ten million soldiers died on all sides; millions more were left maimed or shell shocked. Seven million civilians died. 20 million horses died.

Do Wars Really Defend America's Freedom?

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 01.17.2015 | World
Lawrence Wittner

U.S. politicians and pundits are fond of saying that America's wars have defended America's freedom. But the historical record doesn't bear out this contention. In fact, over the past century, U.S. wars have triggered major encroachments upon civil liberties.

Veteran's Day: Remembering the True Cost

Keith M. Parsons | Posted 01.11.2015 | Impact
Keith M. Parsons

Commemorations are good. It is good to stand with eyes lowered and to hear the bell ring and the bugle sound. The only danger is that in honoring the veterans, both living and dead, we will let our feelings be cheapened into flag-waving sentimentality.

American Journey From Terror to Peace, 9/11 to 11/11

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 01.11.2015 | Politics
Elizabeth Kucinich

How do we break the mind-forged bars of fear that presently keep us on the treadmill of war, annihilating our Constitution, eliminating our civil liberties, and dismissing any hope for a domestic economy in which everyone has an opportunity to survive?

Veterans Day: The Mission Must Merit the Sacrifice

William Bradley | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Obama is far too smart a man to remain in denial. And far too smart not to know, for this Veterans Day, the consequences of his decisions with regard to U.S. military and covert interventions around the world.

The End of Shared Sacrifice Set in Stone: Yale As Metaphor

Paul Gunther | Posted 01.10.2015 | Politics
Paul Gunther

It behooves Americans not only to pause and consider their war dead, even if just doing so by pondering the anonymous tale of a single lapidary name, but also to think about a contemporary society where the whole concept of such binding sacrifice is equally dead.

The Force of Soft Power: Pat O'Connor on 'Private Peaceful'

Dan Lybarger | Posted 12.31.2014 | Arts
Dan Lybarger

In promoting his new film adaptation of Private Peaceful, a book by War Horse author Michael Morpugo looks back at a way of life that's long gone with only the slightest hint of sentiment.

Debt Collectors, Social Darwinism and William Jennings Bryan

Don McNay | Posted 12.21.2014 | Business
Don McNay

In the over 90 years since William Jennings Bryan's death, we have seen scores of major atrocities played out with the theory of "survival of the fittest" as a motivating factor. We are also seeing it at every level of business and society.

Why We Need More Military Spending

Jonathan Adelman | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Adelman

The isolationism of the United States before 1940 is long gone. The new world of instantaneous communication has destroyed the isolation of Americans from the world. With the end of the post-Cold War era, there are potentially serious future threats to American security.

Can China and America Create a '100 Year Peace' Out of Today's Global Chaos?

Dominique Moisi | Posted 11.29.2014 | World
Dominique Moisi

Something like the "bipolar hegemony" of Great Britain and Russia after 1815 (though other players like Austria, Prussia, and France mattered) could be reconstituted, with the US and China substituting for Great Britain and Russia. This seems to be Henry Kissinger's ultimate dream - a dream that one can glimpse in his latest book, Germanically entitled World Order: Reflections on the Character of Nations and the Course of History.

Paths of Catastrophe

Stefan Szepesi | Posted 11.25.2014 | Travel
Stefan Szepesi

There's always the extravagances of a century of front-line tourism to distract us, such as the jamboree of artifacts, war mannequins and gruesome photographs at the Sanctuary Wood museum.

Cooking Art History: Cooking American

Maite Gomez-Rejon | Posted 09.15.2014 | Taste
Maite Gomez-Rejon

Meatless Mondays and Wheatless Wednesdays were encouraged and many Americans had their first vegetarian meal.

Best of Venice: With Tsili Amos Gitai Explains Survival in a Desperate Universe

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 11.13.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Among the greatest of teachers, I personally hold Amos Gitai in a top position. His work -- such as his latest masterpiece Tsili -- is insightful, groundbreaking, thought-provoking, strong, full of emotions and always entertaining. The best example of cinema with a conscience.

Best of Venice: Theeb Takes the World by (Sand) Storm

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 11.08.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Theeb is a jewel, deserving of its Orizzonti Award for Best Director prized to Naji Abu Nowar in Venice and more. But Theeb is also the kind of film that grabs a hold of you and doesn't let go.

Hidden in Plain Sight: Finding and Saving World War I Memorials

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 10.28.2014 | Hawaii
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Written by Mark Levitch, Art Historian and Founder, World War I Memorial Inventory Project Architect John LeRoy Marshall designed the Rosedale World...