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Germany, Greece and the New World Order

Thea Halo | Posted 07.21.2015 | World
Thea Halo

Germany's disregard for Greek lives didn't begin during WWII. It can also be traced back to WWI. For Germany, any policy that advanced its economic or commercial interests, no matter how horrendous and inhumane was and, apparently, still is acceptable.

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.

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.

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.

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...

The Marvelous Millie B.

Lindsay Sarah Krasnoff | Posted 06.01.2015 | 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.

Ten Reasons Why Obama Should Travel to Armenia on April 24

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.30.2015 | World
Harut Sassounian

Armenia's President Serzh Sargsyan has invited several world leaders to Yerevan on April 24 to commemorate the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide. Here are 10 reasons why Air Force One should make an auspicious landing in Yerevan's Zvartnots International Airport on April 24.

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.

The Islamic State: Existential or Exaggerated Danger?

Dr. Harlan K. Ullman | Posted 01.31.2015 | Politics
Dr. Harlan K. Ullman

The threat of IS may be exaggerated. But if effective action is not taken now, IS will become existential. And that threat will extend far beyond the Middle East.

When Opponents Weren't Enemies: Michigan's Harry Kelly and G. Mennen Williams -- Politically Opposed, Mutually Respectful

Kevin Walsh | Posted 01.11.2015 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

Today we thank our veterans for their service but do we really follow the lead of "the greatest generation?"

Armistice Day and WWI's Global Effects

Christopher McKnight Nichols | Posted 01.11.2015 | World
Christopher McKnight Nichols

What rapidly came to be called the "Great War" was widely understood not just as a "world" war but also as an "epochal" moment in world history. It was the first "total war" in which entire nations and peoples could be organized toward the waging of war.

Americans Commemorate Veterans Day Across The Country

The Huffington Post | Diane Jeanty | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics

Thousands of Americans celebrated Veterans Day on Tuesday, honoring and showing their support for those who served by participating in parades, visiti...

Veterans Day: Honor Those Who Keep Home-Fires Burning, Too

Lonna Saunders | Posted 01.10.2015 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

This Veterans Day as we honor those who risked their lives for our freedom, and those who made the ultimate sacrifice -- the giving of their lives -- let us also honor those who work for peace and those who kept the home fires burning.

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 ...

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.

'All Quiet on the Western Front' - A Farewell to Arms, Legs, Youth and Hope

Joseph Cooper | Posted 10.20.2014 | Books
Joseph Cooper

Can a WWI novel shame the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs into caring for the spotters, coordinators, trainers, and advisors who have to deal with the convert-or-die genocides of ISIS?

800,000 Red Poppies Pour Like Blood From The Tower Of London

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.04.2014 | Arts

In honor of the 100th anniversary of World War I, the historic Tower of London has been transformed by a massive art installation. Titled "Blood S...

These Posters Show How the Government Sold America on the First World War

Jia-Rui Cook | Posted 10.01.2014 | World
Jia-Rui Cook

How could you stand by and do nothing when you saw starving children and a (fictional) attack on New York City?

Pope Francis Begs For An End To War On 100th Anniversary Of WWI

Posted 07.28.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is marking the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I with an impassioned plea for people to "not repeat ...

WWI Liturgy Will Atone For Outbreak Of ‘The Great War'

Religion News Service | Kimberly Winston | Posted 07.27.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Half a world away from Europe, where World War I erupted 100 years ago next week (July 28), Washington National Cathedral will mark the occasion...

Bosnia Marks Centenary Of Archduke Franz Ferdinand's Assassination

AP | AIDA CERKEZ | Posted 08.28.2014 | World

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Artists and diplomats declared a new century of peace and unity in Europe on Saturday in the city where the firs...

WWI Battlefield Heirloom Allows Family To Connect With 100-Year-Old History

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 06.19.2014 | Good News

A soldier's military identification bracelet, that was most likely lost on the battlefields of World War I nearly 100 years ago, is now in the hands o...

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.

What Is It About June?

Daniel N. Nelson | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
Daniel N. Nelson

What is it about June? June is a month that is filled with recent history's auspicious and horrible remembrances, memorials and prayers. While some people can celebrate -- perhaps a graduation, marriage, or birth -- there is too much somber history that clouds this time of the summer solstice.

This WWI Letter Proves That Love Is Timeless, Makes Us Swoon

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Zaslow | Posted 04.10.2014 | Good News

There's nothing quite as romantic as a good ol' fashioned love letter. A letter signed by "Chas," a United States soldier based in Europe during W...