Posts Tagged ‘war’

Low Rider

January 5, 2020

“Low Rider,” recorded by War, 1975.

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Atomic War or Peace

November 1, 2018

“Atomic War or Peace,” by Albert Einstein, from The Atlantic, November 1947. Animated by Atthar Mirza. Read the essay here.

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Syria: Who is Fighting, and Why?

April 12, 2017

“After four-plus years of fighting, Syria’s war has killed at least hundreds of thousands of people and displaced millions. And, though it started as a civil war, it’s become much more than that. It’s a proxy war that has divided much of the Middle East, and has drawn in both Russia and the United States. To understand how Syria got to this place, it helps to start at the beginning and watch it unfold.”

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Summer

July 31, 2016

“Summer” by War, released as a single in 1976.

Ridin’ ’round town with all the windows down
Eight track playin’ all your fav’rite sounds
The rhythm of the bongos fill the park
The street musicians tryin’ to get a start

‘Cause it’s summer
Summer time is here

War website

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A Child’s Garden of Drones

June 7, 2012

A Child's Garden of Drones

“I can feel it in the air tonight, oh Lord” — Phil Collins

“Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Drones,” Cora Currier, Pro Publica

Almost 1 in 3 U.S. Warplanes is a Robot,” Spencer Ackerman and Noah Schachtman, Wired Danger Room

“Rise of the drone: From Calif. garage to multibillion-dollar defense industry,” Peter Finn, Washington Post

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Why Wait? Ask Now: Who Lost Iraq?

October 23, 2011

Why Wait? Ask Now: Who Lost Iraq?

President Barack Obama has announced that U.S. combat troops will leave Iraq before the end of 2011, ending nine years of military action that have wrecked the economy and cost the lives thousands of Americans and tens of thousands of Iraqi civilians.

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