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Tag Archives: War
Meaningful visual images stir emotions
Imagine this: You’re out for a walk in your favorite park. As you stroll along, you notice that there are more people about than you’re used to seeing. Suddenly, the woman in front of you keels forward and drops to … Continue reading
Song reflects grief and anger at the loss of a soldier
“Billy Don’t Be a Hero,” an anti-war song, premiered in the United Kingdom, where it was performed by the group Paper Lace. In 1974, Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods performed the song in the United States. It shot to the … Continue reading
War and death are intertwined with mythical surrealism in this author's debut novel
When Téa Obreht wrote “The Tiger’s Wife,” she was a 25-year-old student studying at Cornell University. Born in Yugoslavia, Obreht was heavily influenced by the Yugoslav wars in the 1990s. To escape from the conflict, her family left Yugoslavia for Egypt, then … Continue reading
How death squad leader Anwar Congo views his role in the Indonesian killings of 1965
Life was brutal for many Indonesians in the mid-1960s, unless you happened to be a gangster selling movie tickets on the black market. They also extorted money from Chinese people living in the area. When they could not pay, they … Continue reading
Why World War I troops ceased fire on this day in 1914
On December 25, 1914, British and German troops gave each other one of the greatest gifts of all time: an unofficial truce. I know that “We’ll stop shooting at your heads for a few days” doesn’t sound like a loving … Continue reading
Merrill Glass’s poem about losing her lover to war reminds us the importance of openly sharing your feelings for the one you love when you’re together, because the future can be so uncertain.
The death of a lover is difficult regardless of whether it is expected, as is the case with long-term illnesses, or if it is sudden, as is the case with a car crash or a major heart attack. The uncertainty … Continue reading