Mythologizing and romanticizing World War II ignores its complex legacy.
Do you really think that hundreds of thousands of men and women can return from repeated blood-curdling scenes of death and suffering without mental damage?
A young nation, ravaged by war, invented new ways of creating economic opportunities and protections--at least for one segment of its citizens.
Without the hype, presidents and generals wouldn't be able to lure sane young men and women into the voracious maw of deathly chaos and unimaginable horror.
All presidents are too eager to "move forward" into exciting new wars, which someone else will later have to clean up.
Two Border Patrol killings in two weeks have thrown U.S.-Mexican relations into a tailspin.
Dayl Wise is a Vietnam veteran, a poet, and editor of two collections of veteran poetry. Kathryn Zickuhr asks him his views on war and literature.
The poet lets loose the dogs of war.
Start a conversation with award-winning British artist Jeremy Deller, an Iraq vet and an Iraq refugee on the National Mall, and be part of a touring arts-activism project.
Join us at Busboys for searing raw-whisky poetry by military veterans from World War II to Iraq.