Tag Archives: WWII

Imperial Japanese Army in Manchuria, 1931

Japan’s Bigger Game

With one-sixth the population of China, did Japan really think it could conquer 450 million people and control over 4 million square miles? ... More
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No War Here

When I’m interviewed as the Post’s archives director, I often find myself addressing the misconception that the magazine was a newsmagazine. Actually, it was more of a general interest magazine that occasionally ran feature stories on current events. It didn’t run headlines, and it printed very few photographs compared to, say, Life magazine. And because […] ... More
Revitalized American workforce

The World War They Knew

I’m interested in seeing how America’s media covers the 75th anniversary of World War II in the coming weeks. Or if they cover it. In the U.S., we tend to think of the war as starting on December 7, 1941, when the Japanese bombed the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor. But on that day […] ... More
Charles Lindbergh adjusts his parachute in front of Sergeant Bell’s experimental biplane on Lambert Field, St. Louis, Missouri, in the mid-to-late 1920s, while Bell waits in the plane.

Lindbergh Re-examined

A national hero in the ’20s, the aviator became a pariah in the ’30s for his Nazi sympathies. As WWII loomed, the U.S. Army Air Forces needed his expertise. But could he be trusted? ... More

Vonnegut Lives!

Four years after his death, the often dark, sometimes antic, and frequently clairvoyant ideas of this great American novelist are suddenly more relevant than ever. ... More