WWII

On Pearl Harbor, Apologies, & Sweaters & Milk

The visit to Pearl Harbor was, arguably, incomplete. Nevertheless, proves again the extraordinary.

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Not the Greatest Generation

If we call any of our honored ancestors the Greatest Generation, we are acceding to the idea that America’s greatness is past. For many of us, America’s greatest days are yet to be lived out.

What You Should Know About the Attack on Pearl Harbor
What You Should Know About the Attack on Pearl Harbor

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on the American naval base at Pearl Harbor near Honolulu, Hawaii. Here are ten things you should know about the event that propelled the U.S. into World War II.

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Countdown to Infamy

President Franklin Roosevelt called the Japanese surprise attack on December 7 “a date which will live in infamy.” Perhaps an even greater infamy was the vacuous form of liberalism that denied the existence of radical evil, making it almost incapable of distinguishing between flawed democracies and fascist barbarism.

World War II: 75 Years On

Two marks the 75th anniversary of the American entry into the Second World War & the beginning of a long-term Providence series reflecting on the war

The Admiral & Libertarian Isolationism

Retired Rear Admiral Gene La Rocque, a Pearl Harbor hero who just died at age 98, was the controversial founder…

Hacksaw Ridge
Because Courage Comes in Different Kinds

A review of Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge

“The Mantle of Command: FDR at War, 1941-1942” by Nigel Hamilton

Hamilton’s version of history is appealing to American ears, especially to FDR fans.

The Kiss & 9-11

Greta Zimmer Friedman, the 21 year old dental assistant reputedly the woman often mistaken for a nurse in the famous August 14, 1945 V-J Day photos, has died at age 92. The scene, long known as The Kiss, shows her with a young sailor, who apparently was kissing women at random in Times Square as part of the spontaneous, raucous celebration in Times Square.

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