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Timeless stories from our 172-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
It may have been that I neglected to register with the Selective Service System when I turned eighteen, in 1960, as the law required. Or maybe my student deferment, available…
The inexorable rise of American militarism
From a February 2010 Facebook chat between Christopher Winfield and his son Adam, an Army specialist with a Stryker Brigade Combat Team in Afghanistan. According to Army investigators, two more…
Goodbye Freud, hello positive thinking
Lines of dialogue from a test version of the First Person Cultural Trainer, a computer game developed by a research team at the University of Texas at Dallas. The game…
For the U.S. Army, a Crash Course in Cultural Studies
From responses by the 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, in Fan Greely, Alaska, to a recent survey on new Meals Ready to Eat. The vanilla pudding is so good…