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Today's Headlines and the Great War

Roger Fisk | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics
Roger Fisk

From the crucible of the Great War that was sprinting towards a full boil 100 years ago this month, these chapters, taken together, illuminate how that war continues to shape not only our world in a lofty, conceptual way, but in today's headlines.

France Honors African WWII Veterans At 'Southern D-Day' Anniversary

AP | MICHEL EULER and SYLVIE CORBET | Posted 08.15.2014 | World

TOULON, France (AP) — France paid tribute Friday to Allied troops — including veterans from the United States and from French colonies in Africa ...

Curious About Quantum Physics? Read These 10 Articles!

Steve Mariotti | Posted 07.23.2014 | Science
Steve Mariotti

I've been fascinated by quantum physics since I was five. I have even written here about my enchantment with Bell's Theorem (see the article here). My...

These Bizarre Gas Mask Photos From WWII Britain Show Life During Wartime

Posted 06.01.2014 | World

During World War II, Germany pummeled Britain for months on end with heavy bombing raids in a 1940-41 campaign termed the "Blitz" -- meaning lightning...

An Unknown American Heroine

Jim Calio | Posted 07.15.2014 | Women
Jim Calio

Virginia was honored with the Legion of Honor in France, that country's highest civilian award. She kept her American citizenship until the day she died, but she is virtually unknown in the United States.

'FDR and the Jews'

Paul Rockower | Posted 02.11.2014 | Books
Paul Rockower

FDR and the Jews is an excellent book for its complete examination of Roosevelt in the context of the period he loomed so large on the public stage.

75 Years After Kristallnacht: The Story of One Family

Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard

On the infamous "Kristallnacht," my grandfather Renard, was informed of what was going on, he knew the stakes.

This Might Be The Weirdest Bra We've Ever Seen

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 10.11.2013 | Style

During World War II, the influx of women taking on jobs traditionally held by men presented a unique problem: How does one keep a lady safe while she'...

LOOK: A Heartbreaking Letter Of Love And Loss Between Two WWII Soldiers

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.15.2013 | Gay Voices

A letter of love and loss between two World War II soldiers is making its rounds on the Internet, and the heartbreakingly beautiful story it paints fo...

Heroes Or Traitors? Ukraine Still Divided Over WWII Legacy

AP | MARIA DANILOVA | Posted 08.01.2013 | World

CHERVONE, Ukraine -- Ukrainians dressed in Nazi SS uniform trudge through trenches and fire model rifles in a reconstruction of a key battle against t...

As Troops Stormed Normandy, Churchill Launched a Drunken Tirade Against DeGaulle (Slideshow)

Conrad Black | Posted 08.06.2013 | Books
Conrad Black

2013-06-06-Conradbookcover.jpgOn the evening of June 5, 1944, as Roosevelt spoke to the world about the liberation of Rome, and welcomed Italy back into the civilized world, Churchill and de Gaulle were having the most severe of all their many disputes.

LOOK: 'We Are Still The Weaker Sex'

The Huffington Post | Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 05.31.2013 | Women

On the list of things making us glad we didn't live in 1944 is this article said to be from that year's September issue of Ladies Home Journal. Accord...

WWII Veteran and Grandson Retrace Journey Together Using Google Earth

Jarrod S. Chlapowski | Posted 07.24.2013 | Good News
Jarrod S. Chlapowski

Though he may not be able to return to France, Matt is determined to include others in his family in his grandfather's legacy. "My father is coming down with me to France this Memorial Day," Matt confides.

Lucky Strikes

Don Ringe | Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics
Don Ringe

It's hard to watch as Medicare is offered up for cuts while taxes are increased on virtually everything but tobacco. I agree with my politically conservative friends. Let's not raise taxes on tobacco.

Oklahoma!@70!

John Mauceri | Posted 06.01.2013 | Arts
John Mauceri

Oklahoma! told a story of victory and it promised a world of flowers and hard work, with room for everyone and yes, with plenty of heart and plenty of hope. That is what I learned.

War Stories All Americans Should Read

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 06.01.2013 | Impact
Jeffrey Shaffer

Attention everyone who wants to know what war is really like for the troops in the front lines: you now have several excellent opportunities to learn about the incredible horror and nightmarish consequences of mortal combat.

Motor City in Ruins: 'Detropia' Reveals the Decline and Fall of the American Empire

Michael Rose | Posted 11.06.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Rose

Detropia doesn't offer solutions to the financialization of the U.S. economy, but it does point a vivid picture of what our world will be like unless we find the will to turn things around.

Michael McLaughlin

Times Square Kissing Controversy: Will The Real Lip-Locked Couple Please Stand Up?

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 08.14.2012 | Weird News

Life magazine's famous 1945 photo of a sailor kissing his gal in Time Square left no doubt to a battle-weary nation that World War II was over. Wha...

D-Day Anniversary Marked With Release Of Rare Color Photos

Posted 06.06.2012 | World

Sixty-eight years ago, a brave U.S. Army major from Pennsylvania and his fellow soldiers parachuted into France on a mission to destroy four German 10...

The "Polish Death Camps" Uproar: Unwarranted Outrage When a Simple Correction Would Have Sufficed

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics
Menachem Rosensaft

The Polish officials' harsh condemnation of President Obama's unintentional reference to the camp as Polish rather than German or Nazi was not just over the top but petty, especially since the President was hardly the first to make such a mistake.

President Obama's Medal for Karski Shines Light on Poland's Real World War II Record

Alex Storozynski | Posted 07.29.2012 | World
Alex Storozynski

After escaping Soviet imprisonment and being savagely tortured by the Gestapo, Karski risked his life to sneak past German guards into the ghetto to see how the Nazis were abusing Jews. Karski then disguised himself as a Ukrainian guard to visit a transfer station that sorted Jews on their way to the death camps.

Claude Lanzmann's Memoir - 'The Patagonian Hare'

Michael Roth | Posted 04.30.2012 | College
Michael Roth

The Patagonian Hare is full of Lanzmann's cloying self-regard, but we accept it for the single reason that he created Shoah, his 1985 documentary about the Nazi war against the Jews, one of the masterworks of cinema.

TIME 100 2012 Gala Toast: A Tribute to my Father

Barbara Van Dahlen, Ph.D. | Posted 06.25.2012 | Impact
Barbara Van Dahlen, Ph.D.

My father taught me about honor, integrity and service. He also taught me about loyalty and sacrifice. My father fought to keep custody of all four of us when my parents eventually divorced. It cost him everything he had.

Knowing Jack: Holocaust Remembrance Day 2012

Nick Bravin | Posted 06.19.2012 | Impact
Nick Bravin

Jack will never forget the day his father was shot to death in a city park in Poland as he watched through a small office window. It was his 22nd birthday. Next week he will celebrate his 92nd. Not a day has passed that Grandpa hasn't remembered what has come to be called the Holocaust.

Remembering the Holocaust - With Steponas

Ellen Cassedy | Posted 06.17.2012 | World
Ellen Cassedy

On Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, I will remember the six million who perished -- and I'll also remember a man I met in Lithuania, a man I'll call Steponas. I didn't expect to encounter an elderly gentile man intent on speaking to a Jew before he died. But I did.