When two of Britain's most influential voices clashed over allied bombing of Germany, Orwell took an unusual line.
The culture of remembrance in Germany is viewed by many as exemplary. But it has some grave shortcomings.
Food is essential to survival. It is also essential to identity. During times of national crisis like the coronavirus pandemic and in the historical landscape, food issues become prominent.
There's a widening split over rival interpretations of the end of the second world war and its aftermath.
Just like now, Britain's war effort depended on the sacrifice of migrants and minorities. But this was soon forgotten.
It was a great celebration, but not everyone was jubilant.
Britain's newspaper's reported some wild scenes as the nation celebrated, but none wilder than in the Daily Mirror's cartoon strip.
Reflecting on the wartime treatment of two Japanese Australians (or Nikkei) raises the spectre of our racist past - and can prompt us to consider the vulnerabilities of Asian Australians today.
War movies are an enduring genre, making hundreds of millions at the box office. With Anzac Day approaching, we ask: does Hollywood go too far in obscuring the true horrors of battle?
Now that we know what essential work is, it seems the perfect time to reflect upon the not-so-essential work of celebrities.
On Holocaust Remembrance Day, or 'Yom HaShoah,' a music scholar recollects how composer Istvan Anhalt's experiences in Nazi-occupied Hungary informed his later life and music in Canada.
Since the Cold War, Americans have shifted from engaging in active self-rescue to passively waiting for help from a centralized, bureaucratic federal emergency response.
Books were an important weapon on the home front in the second world war.
This isn't the first time sports have been put on hold. But in the past, the reprieve was brief, and sports went on to act as a way to bring Americans together. This time's different.
The commitment we made to full employment after World War II ushered in decades of prosperity. The paths we chose after this war will be as important.
During the Second World War, anxious but also bored BBC listeners found comfort in the soothing sounds of Sandy Macpherson, Canadian-born organist.
The pandemic makes it hard for the royal family to act as national figureheads as they have in past crises.
If government and business collaborate with workers, a scholar of labor relations writes, current economic problems could get less severe, the recovery smoother and lasting prosperity more likely.
Amazon’s new TV series series divided the critics, but almost everyone agrees that it takes problematic liberties in its representation of Auschwitz.
Bernie Sanders is a Democratic Socialist, a potential problem for the presidential candidate. A Cold War campaign to link American-ness and capitalism helped create popular distrust of socialism.