Tag Archives: World War II

Tanks for Ukraine? Why this makes me uneasy

And why I found, “Do Tanks Have A Place in 21st Century Warfare?” in today’s Times, really pertinent, even somewhat soothing, reading. I’m still pretty shocked that I’ve become concerned with war and weaponry, but I know how and where … Continue reading

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It has occurred to me that my daily life consists of reading, writing, and thinking about what I’ve read and what I want to write. Yeah, yeah there’s the role TV occupies but it isn’t a blanket: I’m usually reading … Continue reading

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I am not a subject. I am a citizen

I never considered the distinction between those two nouns until I read Blood and Ruins: The Last Imperial War, 1931-1945, by Richard Overy. In laying out every detail leading to and encompassing World War II, Overy tells us that the … Continue reading

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