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The Unlesson of The Greatest Generation

The problem is less one of forgetting the past and its meaning than of remembering the wrong things about it and drawing the wrong lessons from it. The characterization of “Greatest Generation” is a good example of a myth that, in Walter Lippmann’s phrase, is well meaning but unmeaning. Maury KleinA Call to Arms: Mobilizing…

Quote of the Week: How Nationalism Changed

Nationalism had been, before the war, a claim pressed by minorities against large multiethnic empires, but after Versailles it became a claim that minority groups asserted against one another. – Yehuda Mirsky

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Dad; Aspiring scholar; Scoutmaster; part-time ferroequinologist; full-time bibliophile. Historian. Typewriter user. Centrist with a rightward lean. Worked to live, now living to write. Jew. American. Californian. White. Male. Heterosexual. Pickup driver. Cisgender. he/him.

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