Wednesday, July 30 2014
There are lessons aplenty about Vietnam in Hearts and Minds—it's a shame we still haven’t learned them.
Friday, July 11 2014
Walter Hill's talkiest action film boasts one of his best stories, but isn't the forgotten classic one might hope for.
Thursday, May 9 2013
There is no bias here, no leftist or conservative agenda. This is simply an exhaustive history of napalm, from its beginnings as kind of a scientific puzzle for technocrats to one of the most widely despised symbols of war.
Tuesday, October 5 2010
My suite had a balcony overlooking the square and the Municipal Theatre. The hotel has a central open courtyard for breakfast dining. Wrought iron chairs. Glass-topped tables with bamboo place mats. A small fountain. Lacy white spheres hanging from spindly branches. It was easy to imagine Greene at work here, too, under the trees.
Monday, March 30 2009
Sunday, June 22 2008
This book seems to imply that a wartime zeitgeist can absolve us of our own mistakes, or at least render them understandable.
Wednesday, January 9 2008
The music of people who know that they will never be asked to face huge audiences and rarely required to sing to anyone other than themselves and their friends.
Thursday, April 26 2007
Van Creveld shows that all the U.S. military's technological prowess hasn't helped much in the current war, and in fact often helps distance its soldiers from the conflict they should be waging.