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Book on World War II Sheds Light on Combat Stress

Kate Kelly | Posted 04.16.2014 | Books
Kate Kelly

In her book, Hidden Legacy of WWII: A Daughter's Journey of Discovery, author Carol Schultz Vento makes the compelling point that most books about World War II veterans have left an important part of the story untold.

These Haunting Photos Capture The Daily Reality Of A Dark Episode In U.S. History

The Huffington Post | Braden Goyette | Posted 04.16.2014 | Arts

In 1942, still reeling from the attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. government ordered thousands of Japanese Americans to leave their homes behind and ta...

Watch: Fighting for the Four Freedoms

Bill Moyers | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

In January 1941, FDR's State of the Union address made it clear that a fight was inevitable, a fight to preserve, protect and defend four essential freedoms: freedom from fear and want and freedom of speech and religion.

Dinner With Lucky Luciano

Meyer Lansky II | Posted 04.14.2014 | Books
Meyer Lansky II

On March 30, 2014, my Aunt Sandi -- Sandra Lansky Lombardo -- celebrated the launch of her book, Daughter of the King: Growing Up in Gangland, about her life as Meyer Lansky's youngest child, and only daughter.

The Railway Man Starring Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman Will Take You on an Unforgettable Trip

Bernard Starr | Posted 04.14.2014 | Entertainment
Bernard Starr

I thought, "Oh yet another prisoner of war film." In its stripped down raw simplicity that's true. But this film will transport you to the hellish inner sanctum of torture experiences like none other -- with an amazing surprise ending.

Getting to Know the Person Who Saved My Life

Eva Haller | Posted 04.11.2014 | Impact
Eva Haller

For the months that I was there, I saw it as the traditional boarding school I thought it was. When Nazi soldiers eventually raided it, I realized the school had been my safe haven.

A Woman's Place is in the House... and Senate

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 04.08.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

There aren't many women in the U.S. Congress. In fact we are nowhere near parity; less than 20 percent of our Representatives and Senators are women. Let's learn about some women who changed the face of politics in the U.S.

For Yom HaShoah: A Search for Bones in Lithuania

Ellen Cassedy | Posted 04.08.2014 | World
Ellen Cassedy

On Yom HaShoah, we remember the Jews killed in the Holocaust. Also on my mind will be a little town in Lithuania, and a white-haired man searching for a way to pay his respects to the dead.

As the 70th Anniversary of D-Day Approaches, a Grateful Ally Remembers

Dorian de Wind | Posted 04.04.2014 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

While, politically, Franco-American relations have seen their ups and downs, the historical and cultural ties that bind the French and the American people are deep, solid and lasting -- congressional "freedom fries" and other silliness notwithstanding.

'Heroes and Generals': Finding a New Narrative for War Games

Greg Perreault | Posted 04.03.2014 | Entertainment
Greg Perreault

If we think of education as satisfying curiosity, which in the best cases, it should, then its easy to see how games can serve to educate as well as entertain.

A Rabbinic Take on 'The Great Escape'

Rabbi Herb Cohen | Posted 03.31.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Herb Cohen

The Great Escape tells the dramatic story of a cohort of men who did not give up in the face of adversity, who were focused and committed to their mission even when the road they traveled was bumpy and full of detours.

War Was the Best Thing to Happen to Me

Larry Crandell | Posted 03.28.2014 | Fifty
Larry Crandell

For me, going to war meant a quantum leap in the quality of my life. Otherwise, I might never have left a factory job in Newark, New Jersey. When, in 1943, I entered a training program for the Army Air Corps, my life started on a new trajectory.

World History Shows U.S.- Russia Relations Must Move Beyond Fear and Conflict

David Miles | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics
David Miles

Tensions between the West and Russia will only be diffused when both sides begin displaying the same level of sensitivity to the concerns of the other that Kennedy's team brought to bear in resolving the Cuban Missile Crisis.

The Holocaust: The Dutch Remember

Dorian de Wind | Posted 03.28.2014 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

It is no surprise that the Dutch people, historically tolerant and compassionate, have been deeply affected by such atrocities and will always remember, mourn and commemorate the victims of the Holocaust.

My Dad's Recollections of World War II

Peggie Walsh | Posted 03.26.2014 | Fifty
Peggie Walsh

Toward the later years of my Dad's life he started to get emails, letters and phone calls for interviews about his time in the army, specifically about World War II.

Anti-Semitism Lingers In Hungary 70 Years After Holocaust

Religion News Service | Trevor Grundy | Posted 03.19.2014 | Religion

BUDAPEST, Hungary (RNS) Seventy years ago today, shortly after the German army invaded Hungary, thousands of Jews were prodded by bayonets and swords ...

Bad Ass American Women at War`

Erin Lindsay McCabe | Posted 03.18.2014 | Women
Erin Lindsay McCabe

This Women's History Month, it's worth remembering that women have served in the United States military since its very inception -- and in nearly every conflict thereafter.

Invisible Acts of Selflessness

Michael Drew | Posted 03.12.2014 | Books
Michael Drew

He was one of the most famous poets of his age, and often called upon to weigh in on events, which he resisted. He preferred to act anonymously, acting on behalf of others, but never calling attention to himself.

4 Ways to Evolve Beyond Capitalism

Carl Gibson | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics
Carl Gibson

Now that we're having a serious conversation about capitalism, we can also have a conversation about solutions. Along with calling out flaws of capitalism, I'm proposing four solutions that would fix the most glaring problems in capitalism and blaze a new path forward for the next generation.

Band of Brothers' 'Wild Bill' Dies

AP | Posted 03.10.2014 | Fifty

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — William "Wild Bill" Guarnere, one of the World War II veterans whose exploits were dramatized in the TV miniseries "Band of Brot...

Daylight Saving Time

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 03.08.2014 | Good News
William B. Bradshaw

Historians tell us the general idea for daylight saving time was first written about in 1784 by Benjamin Franklin while in France.

Austrian Neutrality: A Model for Ukraine

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics
Franz-Stefan Gady

After Austria's defeat as part of the Third Reich (1938-1945) in the Second World War, Austria roughly faced five distinct potential futures.

If You Want to Cut Military Costs, End Military Discrimination

Carlos Harrison | Posted 03.04.2014 | Latino Voices
Carlos Harrison

The Department of Defense recognizes that it has a Hispanic retention problem. As any business operator knows, that's expensive. Losing a trained employee means they have to start over teaching a new one.

The Current Crisis: It Takes Me Back to the Sudetenland, 1938

Dr. Charles G. Cogan | Posted 03.04.2014 | World
Dr. Charles G. Cogan

There was a certain ambiguity to the situation. These people were Germans, not Czechs. And Hitler asserted that this was his last irridentist claim. Given this ambiguity, it made it easier for some to appease Hitler rather than confront him.

Reducing the Defense Budget Would be a Mistake

David Bergstein | Posted 03.03.2014 | Politics
David Bergstein

In addition to the necessity in having a daunting military to dissuade our enemies from potential attacks, there is a net economical benefit to the country in having a strong and well-funded military.