Category Archives: World War II

Does Torture Work? Sure.

I’m interested in this current discussion about torture and whether enhanced interrogation techniques yield what proponents contend is “actionable intelligence.” Survivors like Senator McCain say no; others yes – and that the ends justify the desperate means. Any viewer of … Continue reading

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Farewell to an American Hero

I was sorry to hear of the passing of a true American hero: Louis Zamperini. An Olympic athlete, he survived two months on a raft during WWII and years of torture at the hands of “The Bird,” a sadistic prison … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Winds of War”

Herman Wouk’s tale is a huge masterpiece: sweeping in terms of plot, character, and history. His knowledge of WWII is staggering; years of research are evident in the story. He also has the rare gift of literary poetry, with imaginative … Continue reading

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