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The Islamic State: Existential or Exaggerated Danger?

Dr. Harlan K. Ullman | Posted 12.01.2014 | 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 11.11.2014 | 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 11.12.2014 | 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 11.10.2014 | 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...

Haunting Photos Bring The Great War Back To Life

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 04.09.2014 | World

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, the 4-year conflict that cost the lives of millions of soldiers and civilians from ...

The Great War, A Century Later

Pranay Gupte | Posted 04.28.2014 | World
Pranay Gupte

The Indian Century was one of a vast national movement to eject colonial rule, but it also marked 100 years of ideas that defined nationhood. Those ideas initially focused on economic development.

When Art Framed War

Louise Mirrer | Posted 03.10.2014 | Arts
Louise Mirrer

Americans responded to the art in the Armory Show with excitement, confusion, and dismay. Some members of the press called the exhibition's Gallery I, with its European modernist works, a "Chamber of Horrors."

Collage

Ruth Neubauer | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Ruth Neubauer

COLLAGE Yesterday I threw out my career. Today I threw out my father and uncle's business. In his impeccable handwriting, my father kept all the boo...

PHOTOS: World Remembers Armistice Day

Posted 11.11.2013 | World

At 5 a.m. on Nov. 11, 1918, representatives of Germany and the Allied Forces gathered in the personal train carriage of French general Ferdinand Foch ...

Meet A True Hero In Honor Of Veterans Day

Audrey van Petegem | Posted 06.09.2014 | Fifty
Audrey van Petegem

I had the privilege of hearing Louis Zamperini speak at a local church. At age 93, he was not only entertaining but inspiring. In the overflowing church, Louis asked for all war veterans to stand.

Body Of WWI Soldier Found 98 Years After Death

HuffPost France | Posted 08.13.2013 | World

Unusual Event The remains of a French soldier killed in February 1915 in Massiges have been discovered during trench restoration works ahead of the...

Remembering Back

Terry Marotta | Posted 09.03.2013 | Impact
Terry Marotta

When I was a child, July Fourth brought out talk at the family table about the Second World War. Our grownups spoke of the gasoline rations and the saving of tinfoil and so on, but to us kids, it was just one other thing that had happened to them, those inscrutable adults.