Paul Fussell

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Name: Paul Fussell
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 1 reports

World War I in Our Minds: A Historical View

The fiftieth anniversary of the First World War in 1964 felt nothing like the current centennial observances. It is worth asking what has changed. When Iwas growing up in the sixties in a small town in Texas, World War I seemed as remote to me as the ... [Publicerad Mises.org - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Sep 27 2014 - Updated Sep 27 2014 - 2 reports

Open thread for night owls: Why do we lust for war?

[embedded content] About the force Jedi kittens know all, they do, claims Calico Yoda.CJ Werleman asks Why do we lust for war?“Every war is ironic because every war is worse than expected,” wrote Paul Fussell in The Great War and Modern Memory. “ No ... [Publicerad Daily Kos - Sep 27 2014]
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 25 2014 - 1 reports

Why Do We Lust for War?

Every war is ironic because every war is worse than expected,” wrote Paul Fussell in The Great War and Modern Memory. “ No one old enough to remember Dick Cheney’s “we will be greeted as liberators” needs to be reminded of this truism, but as the odds ... [Publicerad Gilmer Mirror - Sep 25 2014]
First reported Sep 22 2014 - Updated Sep 22 2014 - 1 reports

Quotations explain our world

“What someone doesn’t want you to publish is journalism; all else is publicity.” That’s a quote by Paul Fussell from his essay, “A Power of Facing Unpleasant Facts.” It’s a clever way of putting it, but the truth nonetheless.Nobody wants to see the truth ... [Publicerad Wilkes Journal Patriot - Sep 22 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

Bring Back the Department of War

Not content with fighting over whether to call the war on Islamic State a war, and whether to call Islamic State the enemy, we are now arguing whether to call Islamic State Islamic State .Ah, the words of war. War has never brought out the best in the ... [Publicerad Bloomberg View - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 1 reports

On Alvin Kernan

by Eric Byrd There's a subgenre of military memoirs produced by elderly emeriti, the crew-cut close readers of postwar English departments, who in late career published personal recollections of they and the other terrified teenagers who mostly ... [Publicerad 3quarksdaily - Aug 25 2014]
First reported Aug 10 2014 - Updated Aug 10 2014 - 1 reports

The 100th Anniversary of the Great State Crime

Thisweek marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the First WorldWar, the four-year bloody nightmare that claimed 16 million lives —7 million of them noncombatants — and wounded over 20 millionpeople.That would have been bad enough, but the conflict ... [Publicerad REASON Online - Aug 10 2014]
First reported Aug 04 2014 - Updated Aug 04 2014 - 1 reports

The first world war was about decadence as well as death | Philip Hoare

_ Lady Baden Powell inspects the guard of honour of Girl Guides in Battersea Park in 1916. Photograph: Press Association For the next four years we will see the first world war as a succession of sepia images of young men marching off to the front. What ... [Publicerad Guardian.co.uk - Aug 04 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

The Great War and Modern Memory

(Steven Hayward) Yesterday was the 100th anniversary of Austria-Hungary’s declaration of war on Serbia—the official beginning of hostilities of what became World War I.  There’s a ton of new books about the Great War (as it was called before the sequel ... [Publicerad Power Line - Jul 30 2014]
First reported May 21 2014 - Updated May 21 2014 - 1 reports

Why They Fought

by Tracy R. Walsh In a review of Paul Jankowski’s  Verdun: The Longest Battle of the Great War , Robert Zaretsky considers  what kept soldiers from deserting the trenches: Why did they accept being fodder for cannons when they saw through the official ... [Publicerad The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - May 21 2014]

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World War I in Our Minds: A Historical View [Publicerad Mises.org - Oct 22 2014]
Open thread for night owls: Why do we lust for ... [Publicerad Daily Kos - Sep 27 2014]
Open thread for night owls: Why do we lust for ... [Publicerad Daily Kos - Sep 27 2014]
Why Do We Lust for War? [Publicerad Gilmer Mirror - Sep 25 2014]
Quotations explain our world [Publicerad Wilkes Journal Patriot - Sep 22 2014]
Bring Back the Department of War [Publicerad Bloomberg View - Sep 19 2014]
On Alvin Kernan [Publicerad 3quarksdaily - Aug 25 2014]
The 100th Anniversary of the Great State Crime [Publicerad REASON Online - Aug 10 2014]
The first world war was about decadence as well... [Publicerad Guardian.co.uk - Aug 04 2014]
The Great War and Modern Memory [Publicerad Power Line - Jul 30 2014]
Why They Fought [Publicerad The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - May 21 2014]
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Open thread for night owls: Why do we lust for ... [Publicerad Daily Kos - Sep 27 2014]
About the force Jedi kittens know all, they do, claims Calico Yoda. CJ Werleman asks Why do we lust for war? “Every war is ironic because every war is worse than expected,” wrote Paul Fussell in The Great War and Modern Memory. “ No one old enough ...
On Alvin Kernan [Publicerad 3quarksdaily - Aug 25 2014]
by Eric Byrd There's a subgenre of military memoirs produced by elderly emeriti, the crew-cut close readers of postwar English departments, who in late career published personal recollections of they and the other terrified teenagers who mostly ...
The Great War and Modern Memory [Publicerad Power Line - Jul 30 2014]
(Steven Hayward) Yesterday was the 100th anniversary of Austria-Hungary’s declaration of war on Serbia—the official beginning of hostilities of what became World War I.  There’s a ton of new books about the Great War (as it was called before the sequel ...
Why They Fought [Publicerad The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - May 21 2014]
by Tracy R. Walsh In a review of Paul Jankowski’s  Verdun: The Longest Battle of the Great War , Robert Zaretsky considers  what kept soldiers from deserting the trenches: Why did they accept being fodder for cannons when they saw through the official ...
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