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Veteran’s Day Honors Those Who Served – Brings Back Memories of Those Passed On


If you do have an opportunity to meet a veteran today, don’t forget to extend your hand and say, “Thank you.” It’s the least any of us can do. Read More »

On 70th Anniversary of VJ Day: Japan’s Prime Minister Does Not Apologize – But Should He?


It is our duty to teach our children well in order that they teach their children well and to have that continue in perpetuity. If we do not, we are not only ensuring things will be forgotten but that they will inevitably be repeated. Read More »

Concert Review: New York Choral Society and Mannes Orchestra at Carnegie Hall with the Young People’s Chorus of NYC (April 8, 2015)

David Hayes conducts the New York Choral Society. Photo courtesy of the New York Choral Society

Conductor David Hayes paired memorial works by Paul Hindemith (WWII) and John Adams (9-11) in a revelatory concert. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Unbroken’ by Laura Hillenbrand and ‘The Boys in the Boat’ by Daniel James Brown


They weren’t the smartest people, they weren’t the strongest people, but they proved that those are not necessarily the only qualities of a champion. Read More »

Book Review: ‘War Babies: The Generation that Changed America’ by Richard Pells


A readable look at the generation born between 1939 - 45. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘The Good and the True,’ Adapted by Brian Daniels

The Good and the True

Brought to visceral, organic life by the exceptional Isobel Pravda and Saul Reichlin we follow Hana Pravda and Milos Dobry through the events of WWII and the Holocaust and are heartened by their goodness and their truth as they mend their lives and recreate themselves anew. Read More »

Book Review: ‘A.T. Comics’ by Alison Doran


Rarely are comics so clearly works of literature. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Armageddon’ by Leon Uris

Book Review Armageddon by Leon Uris

A brutal picture of post-war Germany. Read More »

On 70th Anniversary of D-Day – Remembering One Man’s Story


The truth is old soldiers do die, but they don’t ever fade away. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Hanns and Rudolf’ by Thomas Harding

Hanns and Rudolf The True Story of the German Jew Who Tracked Down and Caught the Kommandant of Auschwitz  by Thomas Harding

A book detailing the capture of the notorious and elusive Rudolf Höss. Read More »