235: The Balloon Goes Up

235: The Balloon Goes Up

Mar 21, 2003
Stories from the beginnings of the war in Iraq, and how it compares with wars in our country's past.
  • A few years back, a writer named Lee Sandlin wrote a story for the weekly paper The Chicago Reader about what makes wartime different—how a country's perceptions and logic during war are fundamentally different than during peace. It was a massive historical article, exhaustively researched. He was interested partly in World War Two—specifically, in why it'd been forgotten and what it was that had been forgotten. Actor Matt Malloy reads an excerpt. (10 minutes)HistoryJournalismWar
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    • "Remember Pearl Harbor", Sammy Kaye and his Orchestra with The Glee Club

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