Every battle was unrepeatable, every campaign was a special case. My father didn't like telling war stories. In he left Cuba for Ketchum, Idaho, where he had recently acquired a house.
But the child's version is the only one readily available. Moreover, while 53 percent of Americans believe that investigating Russiagate should be a top or at least an important priority according to a recent pollfigures for a half-dozen other issues ranging from Medicare and Social Security reform to tax policy, healthcare, infrastructure, and immigration are actually a good deal higher — 67 percent, 72 percent, or even more.
How could any commander have ordered troops into such an evil place?
Nobody outside of China remembered Nanking a couple years later when the German Reich began its stunning expansion through Europe. Real battles like the Coral Sea made it into my reveries only for their poetic value: This defensive perimeter would set the boundaries of their new empire -- or, as they called it, the "Greater Asia Coprosperity Sphere.
Immediately after Pearl Harbor, recruitment offices all over America swarmed with long lines of enlistees; flags and patriotic posters popped up on every street and store window; wild and hysterical cheers greeted the national anthem at every rally and concert and sporting event.
But Russiagate is not just about regime change, but other things as well. Because despite his best efforts, the life could never quite match the intensity of the fiction, and that truth may have contributed to killing him.
He had to make sure he got overseas and into combat "before it was all over. Their aesthetic was set out by the hero of a celebrated Nazi play: This excellent war story is available to the public Tuesday, December 20, But for the soldiers who had to go into them, the combat zones were proving to be more horrible than their darkest imaginings.
Eventually, the tragic war lurched toward its close. My mother told me that story when I asked her what she remembered about the war. It was expected to be quick: None of the reporters who covered it could figure it out.
The war was the single dominant fact in the world, saturating every radio show and newspaper. Petersburg troll factory accused of political meddling, with Vladimir Putin, the all-purpose evil-doer who the corporate media say is out to destroy American democracy.
Louis, "The Golden Lane" represented thousands of women carrying yellow parasols and wearing yellow sashes lined both sides leading to the Coliseum. It's also sometimes called Wagner's one realistic opera, and in fact it isn't set in that strange mythological twilight realm of Der Ring des Nibelungen or Tristan or Parsifal:John Pilger describes a women's rebellion in which his own 'intractable' forebear took part and which leads us to ask: where is such a spirit of resistance today?
free talks, lectures, seminars, discussions in New York City, NYC, On 28 November, John Pilger's film festival, 'The Power of the Documentary' opens in Sydney. A collaboration between the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) and the Riverside Theatres, Parramatta, the festival presents 26 landmark documentaries selected by John Pilger.
HBO’s “Hemingway & Gellhorn”: Love, Sex, Bombs, Booze, and Letdown The new drama about the pair’s tempestuous romance packs some punches, but pulls far too many.
Exclusive: The FBI’s Russia indictments last week have whipped Democrats and the mainstream media into a frenzy but the “scandal” may be collapsing under its own weight, writes Daniel Lazare. "A literary landmark. Gellhorn's prose is at its finest in the letter form." Francine du Plessix Gray, "The New York Times Book Review"Martha Gellhorn's reporting career brought her to the front lines of virtually every significant conflict from the Spanish Civil War to the end of the cold war/5(5).Download