WWI Issue

The Atlantic - WWI Issue

Coverage by Winston Churchill, H.G. Wells, Gertrude Stein, W.E.B. DuBois, H.L. Mencken, and more—plus dramatic images and new essays

Essays

1. War Breaks Out

2. In the Trenches

3. The Home Front

4. A New World

Editor's Note

  • The American Idea at War

    One can draw a line from September 11, 2001, straight back to the decisions made by colonial mapmakers as the fighting raged in Europe 100 years ago.

Photo Essay

  • The Art of War

    As societies mobilized for an unexpected and undesired war, governments used posters as a propaganda tool.

Poetry

Video

What LBJ Really Said About Selma

"It's going to go from bad to worse."

Video

Does This Child Need Marijuana?

Inside a family's fight to use marijuana oils to treat epilepsy

Video

A Miniature 1950s Utopia

A reclusive artist built this idealized suburb to grapple with his painful childhood memories.

Video

Why Principals Matter

Nadia Lopez didn't think anybody cared about her school. Then the Internet heard her story.

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