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    Artists | Propaganda with a Passion

    Dutch cartoonist Louis Raemaekers gained international fame with his anti-German cartoons during World War I. IN WORLD WAR I, BRITAIN TOOK THE UNPRECEDENTED STEP of enlisting artists and writers to work for its War Propaganda Bureau,...

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    The Athenian Century

    For the better part of a hundred years, Athens commanded an empire to be reckoned with. But the Parthenon and every other emblem of the polis's greatness rested on a watery foundation: the navy...

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    Musketgate

    The Civil War contracting scandal that took down a U.S. senator—and led to the passage of “Lincoln’s Law”...

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    Amazons

    What has made the ancient mythology of warrior women so enduring? Does it have any basis in reality?...

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    The Sword and the Pen

    In 1884 Ulysses S. Grant was bankrupt and battling terminal cancer. Then Mark Twain made him an offer he couldn’t refuse...

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    Front Man

    Felice Beato took the new art of photography into faraway killing fields and fed his images to a hungry public...

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    Weapons Check | Fiji War Club

    Until Christianity spread throughout Fiji in the second half of the 19th century, the South Pacific island was riven by constant tribal and feudal violence...

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    The Origins of War

    Do we, like the ants, have organized aggression embedded in our genes? Is it a part of human nature? Or is war learned behavior? Can we ever tell when war began, and where?...

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    War Stories | Swing Shift

    On June 23, 1942, Captain Robert Tyre Jones Jr. reported for duty at Mitchel Field in Long Island, New York, to Brigadier General John K. Cannon...

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    Reviews | Fear vs. Freedom

    The brown-shirted stormtroopers of the Sturmabteilungen (SA) were one of the most visible and feared symbols of Nazism before and immediately after Adolf Hitler’s ascension to power...

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    Custer’s Ghostherders

    Battlefield archaeologists digging at the Little Bighorn have reawakened haunting memories and revived some of the bitter controversies connected with the Last Stand....

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    ‘This Frightful Catastrophe’

    In defeating the Roman army, a Teutonic prince turned the tide of modern history...

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    Poetry | AWOL

    Eugene J. McCarthy was born in Watkins, Minnesota, in 1916. He became an economics professor after earning a graduate degree from the University of Minnesota, but during World War II he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served as a code...

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    The Second Surrender

    Like Appomattox, the events at the Bennitt farm were an American epitome....

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    Laws of War | Kill Orders

    In 1902 Brigadier General Jacob H. Smith was court-martialed for ordering American soldiers to kill thousands of Filipino civilians...

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    The Fiery Trail of the Alabama

    The Confederate raider and her touch skipper set a record for merchant-ship destruction that has never been equaled...