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Has the Myth of the ‘Good War’ Done Us Lasting Harm?

Ben Rhodes New York Times
“Has the prevailing memory of the ‘Good War,’ shaped as it has been by nostalgia, sentimentality and jingoism, done more harm than good to Americans’ sense of themselves and their country’s place in the world?”

Tidbits - Nov. 18, 2021 - Lots of Reader Comments: Kenosha Killer; White Supremacists Attack on Democracy; Bomb Didn’t Beat Japan, Red Army Did; The Harder They Fall; New resource on Black films; Howard Zinn; Announcements; more ....

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Lots of Reader Comments: Kenosha Killer; White Supremacists Attack on Democracy; How Textbooks Taught White Supremacy; Bomb Didn’t Beat Japan, Red Army Did; The Harder They Fall; New resource on Black films; Howard Zinn; Announcements; more ....

Friday Nite Videos | November 12, 2021

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El Carretero | Giovanni Hidalgo & Friends. Your COP-26 Questions Answered: Is It Too Late? Tom Morello | Hold the Line. The Drummer | Danny Glover Movie. Big Bird Has a New Word for Ted Cruz.

Danny Glover: Still Marching to a Different Drummer

Steve Early and Suzanne Gordon Counterpunch
Danny Glover, Sam Underwood and Prema Cruz star in this dramatic portrayal of the interwoven stories of three veterans that reveal the traumatic effects of war on the psyches of different generations.

The Drummer | Movie

Three interwoven stories reveal the traumatic effects of war on the psyches of veterans from different generations (IMDB). With Danny Glover, Sam Underwood, Prema Cruz. Read a full review here

The War on Terror Was Corrupt From the Start

Farah Stockman New York Times
The war in Afghanistan wasn’t a failure. It was a massive success — for those who made a fortune off it. Instead of a nation, what we really built were more than 500 military bases — and the personal fortunes of the people who supplied them.

Friday Nite Videos | September 3, 2021

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How Climate Change Makes Hurricanes Wetter. Come As You Are (Nirvana) | Playing for Change. Reservation Dogs | Trailer. Horsey Vax: The Alternative Medicine for Anti-Vaxxers. Costs of War: the Human Toll of the Post-9/11 Wars.

Costs of War: the Human Toll of the Post-9/11 Wars

The Costs of War Project at Brown University's Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs illustrates the human toll of the post-9/11 wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.

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