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Reflections on War

The Second World War is the largest single event in human history, fought across six of the world’s seven continents and all its oceans. It killed fifty million human beings, left hundreds of millions of others wounded in mind or body and materially devastated much of the heartland of civilisation. — John Keegan, The Second World War (New York: Penguin,…

Memorial Day 2011

Memorial Day commemorates the United States’ soldiers, sailors, airman, and marines who died while in military service. War is a challenging moral issue to come to grips with, especially from a Christian perspective. But while it is always tragic, and often evil, war is sometimes morally right, just, and practically necessary.