Stalingrad: The Turning Point of WWII in Europe

In August 1942, the most famous battle of the Second World War began. More than 4 million combatants fought in the gargantuan struggle at Stalingrad between the Nazi and Soviet armies.

John Hersey, Hiroshima and the End of World

October 05, 2020

Whether you’re reading this with your morning coffee, just after lunch or on the late shift in the wee small hours of the morning, it’s 100 seconds to midnight. That’s just over a minute and a half. And that should be completely unnerving. It’s the closest to that witching hour we’ve...

The Liberation of Paris

On August 25, 1944, the Allies liberated Paris from Nazi occupation, ending more than four years of fear, hunger and death. Learn more about this important moment in World War II, as well as the soldiers and civilians who took part in the liberation.

The Mother of All War Crimes

August 05, 2020

As Americans once again struggle with the very idea of having a history, let alone reflecting on its significance, an article in The Nation originally published in 2015 marks the anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It offers its readers a reminder of an event that no one has...

The Story of World War II

September 02, 2019

Buy Defense Stocks: World War III Might Be Nigh

November 15, 2018

Historically, trade wars are leading indicators of military wars, and the current protectionist sentiments could precipitate a major conflict despite the risk of mutually assured destruction. When World War II ended, Washington decided to create a new rules-based world order. International...

Remembrance Day Must Include Britain’s Colonial Legacy

November 10, 2018

The small English town of Smethwick took one giant leap by honoring South Asian soldiers who fought for the British Empire. On November 4, a statue of an Indian soldier clad in British Army attire was unveiled outside a Sikh temple in the UK town of Smethwick ahead of the Armistice...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Millennials Forget “Bravery” of WWI

March 01, 2018

Millennials seem to think the assassination of JFK led to the start of World War I.   The Telegraph waxes ironic, if not patronizing about the millennial generation’s ignorance of the facts associated with the official narrative of World War I. It appears that many of them think, for example,...

A World War Has Begun

March 24, 2016

At present, it’s a war of propaganda, lies and distraction, says John Pilger. But this can change in an instant. I have been filming in the Marshall Islands, which lie north of Australia, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Whenever I tell people where I have been, they ask, “Where is...

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The World This Week: No Pope Francis, There is No Third World War

November 21, 2015

The pope’s talk about World War III is unwise because of its timing and its implications, as well as the track record of the Roman Catholic Church. Pope Francis is a fine fellow. He rails against inequality, rallies for the environment and fights corruption in his Kremlin-like state. On...

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