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Timeless stories from our 172-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
A history of bombing
The dangerous myth of the Good War
The flourishing evil of the Third Reich
Did he, as a Navy pilot, strafe a lifeboat?
About forty years ago, in a high-school English class, I learned that talking about literature, like talking about yourself, incurs some small dangers of self-revelation, even though literary talk is…
How I got irony in the infantry
A non-psychologist, with an honorable discharge, reports on the quaint speech patterns among sex-starved, unrelaxed island dwellers.
Was this the deadliest error of our time?