Jun. 27th, 2008

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I've noticed this change in documentary pieces on World War I that I've seen recently; where they used to always talk somewhat about the poor military decisions and terrible generalship in many of the battles, now they are pretty much all straight narration focused on military heroism and ultimate success. There doesn't seem to be much reflection on whether it was a worthy expenditure of manpower to get 20 foot ahead. Is this due to some shift in scholarship and views of the various battles? Or it some sort of backwash where people think that talking about the futility of war might reflect badly on this conflict?

Jesuits

Jun. 27th, 2008 05:52 pm
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I am reading Russell's The Sparrow and if I read one more comment about how brilliant and marvellous all Jesuits ever in the history of ever were THERE WILL BE VIOLENCE DONE.

*Goes off to read Terry Pratchett before she explodes with all the religion*

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