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by Nona Blyth Cloud Etel Adnan (1925 — ), poet, novelist, essayist, playwright, and painter, was born in Beirut, Lebanon, the daughter of  a Greek Christian mother and a Syrian Muslim father. Her languages are  Greek, French, English and Arabic. Much of … Continue reading

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In His Book “American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity,” Author Christian Appy Looks at the Myth of American Exceptionalism

By Elaine Magliaro Over at Salon, there’s an excerpt from Christian G. Appy’s new book American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity, which was published by Viking in February. Appy is a professor of history at the University … Continue reading

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POETRY FRIDAY: Those Who Go to War and the “Fortunate Sons” Who Never Have to Serve

By Elaine Magliaro At the Concert for Valor on Tuesday night, Bruce Springsteen, Dave Grohl, and Zac Brown performed their rendition of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Fortunate Son.” John Fogerty’s 1969 song “Fortunate Son” is an anti-war “anthem that rails against blind … Continue reading

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“Facing It”—A Poem by Yusef Komunyakaa in Honor of American Veterans

By Elaine Magliaro Yusef Komunyakaa, the author of the poem Facing It, was born in Bogalusa, Louisiana on April 29, 1947. He “served in the United States Army from 1969 to 1970 as a correspondent, and as managing editor of … Continue reading

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