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Tag Archives: Germany
All Quiet on the Western Front is a masterpiece for many reasons: the story is mesmerizing; it refrains from glorifying war while understanding that young men sometimes do just that; it demonstrates the author’s empathy toward his characters, some of whom learn … Continue reading
We’ve heard considerable rhetoric recently about the vileness of subjecting children to poison gas, and vile it is. So are other means by which children are maimed and murdered… Continue reading
Psychoanalysts have had a long interest in war and other forms of human aggression. For example, the “father” of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud (1915), horrified by the outbreak of World War I, argued that the violence was convincing evidence that “A … Continue reading
I was raised in the early 20th century by a conservative middle class family. My father educated himself and became a teacher of geology and geography in a large high school in Pittsburgh.
Early on, I observed racial and social class tensions … Continue reading