“Hacksaw Ridge” is the latest Mel Gibson war movie to hit the silver screen, and it looks to be a compelling war movie about a Seventh Day Adventist named Desmond Doss. Doss stuck to his religious beliefs in World War Two and saved the lives of his men as a medic during the Battle of […]
What an incredible story: Jane Fawcett, a British code-breaker during World War II who deciphered a key German message that led to the sinking of the battleship Bismarck — one of Britain’s greatest naval victories during the war — died May 21 at her home in Oxford, England. She was 95. Her death was first […]
His speech at Hiroshima, site of one of the two nuclear bombs dropped by the U.S. to end the Second World War with Japan, ignored the reality facing American soldiers that the Japanese would fight until the bitter end, among other things. Photo by redlegsfan21
The two U.S. allies have reached an agreement that includes a financial compensation package and a formal apology from Japan for Korean women who were forced into sexual slavery (who were called “comfort women”). Finally, the hatchet is buried.
Slate ran an article about how insensitive and tasteless it was for Twitter to make World War Two jokes during the U.S.-Japan women’s World Cup championship game yesterday. Nothing better to write about? People have a right to make jokes, insensitive or not, and it’s their right to free speech. It doesn’t make it right, […]
When most people think of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s education programs, they remember the gentle Mr. Rogers welcoming children to his home, or documentaries offering exciting encounters with whales and other exotic creatures. These shows still exist. But CPB today produces lessons that glorify the Black Panthers and riots and protests of the 1960s, present […]