Perhaps cowardice had motivated him, a British conscript conceded—or a “primitive kind of common sense.”
The chief officer of a British ship was sickened by burying so many young men at sea.
Before the border of East Berlin was sealed, the citizens of that beleaguered place, in increasing number, were making up their minds to escape. In the brave, candid statements that follow, we understand why.
The authors, environmental scientists, warn that in the debate between "cornucopians" and informed prophets of the dangers posed by overconsumption, splitting the difference won't work -- and that the cornucopians are wrong.
Notes and comments on Matthew Arnold's "The Last Word"
"'Mother,' I said quietly, 'remember the greatest Man who ever lived was a Jew – Jesus.' That held her for a minute. 'Yes,' she murmured, 'it is the great paradox.'"
An early 20th-century writer pokes fun at the "facial expressionlessness" of models showing off designer clothes.