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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 ....

Bringing the Supply Chain Back Home

Robert Kuttner New York Review of Books
Is Biden ready to insist that national economic planning is not just ideologically permissible but urgently necessary?

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The Kremlin Letters

Jonathan Steele The Guardian
This newly published edition of this exchange of letters between the leaders of the three major countries of the anti-fascist alliance sheds new light on an almost forgotten aspect of the World War II years.

Learn from the Forests - Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki

H Patricia Hynes Portside
On August 6 and 9, people will commemorate the hundreds of thousands of Japanese people who died — crushed, vaporized, burned beyond recognition, poisoned by radiation — from the atomic bombs the U.S. dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945

Tidbits - July 1, 2021 - Reader Comments: Voting Rights; Trump Indictment; Defund the Police; Juneteenth; Lidice Remembered; NYC and Unions Sell Out Retirees; Gay History - Readers Debate Portside post; Critical Race Theory; Anti-Racist Resources;

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Reader Comments: Voting Rights; Trump Indictment; Defund the Police; Juneteenth; Lidice Remembered; NYC and Unions Sell Out Retirees; Before Stonewall - Readers Debate Portside post; Critical Race Theory; Anti-Racist Resources; and more....

For Soviet Filmmakers, There Was No Glory in War

Greg Afinogenov Jacobin
The Soviet experience of Nazi invasion inspired many powerful works of cinema. Soviet filmmakers avoided triumphalist images of warfare, depicting the conflict as a brutal necessity that should never be repeated.

Tidbits - June 3, 2021 - Reader Comments, Hiroshima, World War II; Racism; Retiree healthcare; Sports; Labor History, Disney, McCarthyism, Marxist parties, China, Climate change, Ethel Rosenberg, Harold Washington, Chicago, Social transition

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Reader Comments: Hiroshima Cover-up; Racism; Retiree healthcare; Sports; Labor History, Disney; McCarthyism; Marxist parties; China; Announcements: Ethel Rosenberg; Harold Washington; International Trade Union Forum - Ecology, Social Transition;
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