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World War I

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

Dominique Moisi | Posted 09.29.2014 | 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 09.25.2014 | 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 09.14.2014 | 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 09.08.2014 | 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 08.28.2014 | 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...

ISIS Crisis: Is Obama About to Reverse One of His Worst Decisions?

William Bradley | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

President Barack Obama is at last signaling that he may be ready to reverse one of his most foolish and perplexing stances. That is his refusal to strike against ISIS in Syria because it would aid the Assad regime in continuing to exist.

Global Problems Call for Global Solutions

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 08.26.2014 | World
Lawrence Wittner

Sometimes, amid the heated political debate about what should done by the U.S. government in world affairs, a proposal cuts through the TV babble of the supposed experts with a clear, useful suggestion.

7 Fascinating But Forgotten Facts From World War I (NEW BOOK)

Allegra Jordan | Posted 08.26.2014 | Books
Allegra Jordan

American soldiers didn't get condoms; British soldiers didn't get boots.

100th Anniversary of WWI - DOX Front Line Exhibition (PHOTOS)

Olena Kagui | Posted 08.22.2014 | Arts
Olena Kagui

"In 1914 the Great War began... and has lasted ever since." This quote can be found at the DOX Center for Contemporary Art in Prague the capital of the 'heart of Europe.'

A True-Life Love Story: What My Grandparents Taught Me About Devotion

Patricia Crisafulli | Posted 09.02.2014 | Fifty
Patricia Crisafulli

It started with a chance meeting: Richard Donohue Long, a tall, good-looking American soldier from Syracuse, New York, walked down a village street in France, just as Leone Sicre threw open a pair of wooden shutters to shake out a duvet cover. He ducked; she slammed the shutters closed.

Gospel Music: Evangelists and Their Song Leaders

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 08.09.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

The origin and development of Gospel music goes hand in hand with the history of evangelism in the United States. Dwight L. Moody, an evangelist of the mid-to-late 1800s, was the primary "architect" of a new kind of church music that has become what we now call Gospel Music.

Obama's Irrelevant Air Strikes

William Bradley | Posted 08.09.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

After months of temporizing analysis, President Barack Obama re-engaged militarily in the fading colonial construct known as "Iraq." That he has done so in limited fashion is to be commended, though the air strikes he has ordered so far are mere pinpricks.

August 2014

Neil McCarthy | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics
Neil McCarthy

On the 100 year anniversary of the start of World War I, with children dying in the streets of Gaza and the world still blowing up at discordantly frequent intervals, I was thumbing through a book of poems by Wilfred Owen.

Doris Lessing's Post-Mortems: Depositing Memories of the War to End All War

Joseph Cooper | Posted 08.04.2014 | Books
Joseph Cooper

With patience amid disappointment, combined with respectful effort, the reader can come away with an appreciation for what a daughter had to witness, hear, and endure.

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...

Former Enemies Unite For The 100th Anniversary Of World War I

AP | RAF CASERT | Posted 08.04.2014 | World

SAINT-SYMPHORIEN, Belgium (AP) — Separated by only a small patch of yellow daisies at the Saint-Symphorien military cemetery lie two former enemies:...

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

Jia-Rui Cook | Posted 08.01.2014 | 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?

A Century of Mass Slaughter

William Astore | Posted 09.30.2014 | World
William Astore

This August marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I. That "Great War" was many things, but it was most certainly a war of machines, of dreadnought battleships and "Big Bertha" artillery, of newfangled airplanes and tortoise-like tanks.

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...

World War I Poets: An Interview With Alfred Corn

Jonathan Hobratsch | Posted 09.24.2014 | Books
Jonathan Hobratsch

Therefore, I've decided to focus on the great poets of World War I through an interview with Alfred Corn, a poet equally well-recognized in both America and in the U.K.

Early Animation: The Farmer in the City

Andrew J. Lederer | Posted 09.24.2014 | New York
Andrew J. Lederer

In truth, there are scores of mice in Farmer Al's cartoons (as in other Terrytoons), but they are not mighty. The mightiness is reserved for the more or less human character at their center, not mighty as a character -- he is an oft-besieged man -- but mighty as a star.

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.

The Bonus Marchers Anniversary and Veterans in America

Roger Fisk | Posted 09.21.2014 | Politics
Roger Fisk

Veterans and patriotism are almost interchangeable, but peeling away the veneer reveals the conflicted relationship America has with its vets.

For Bastille Day, France Commemorates World War I

AP | SYLVIE CORBET | Posted 09.13.2014 | World

PARIS (AP) — Soldiers carrying the flags of 76 countries marched Monday down the Champs-Elysees in Paris, as France's traditional Bastille Day milit...