Photos of British singer Vera Lynn are seen in a window, as her funeral procession is led through the village of Ditchling, southern England, July 10, 2020.
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We can celebrate Dame Vera while rejecting racist myths about Second World War Britain and those who seek to use Lynn to advance a xenophobic nostalgia.
A surgical mask adorns a war memorial statue in Toronto on March 19, 2020.
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The war metaphor may be appealing as a tool of political rhetoric, but it hides several pitfalls that, in the case of the COVID-19 pandemic, are dangerous.
During the war, the poster on the left, painted by J. Howard Miller, was on display for only two weeks. Norman Rockwell’s, on the other hand, was seen by millions.
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During the war, few Americans actually saw the ‘Rosie the Riveter’ poster that’s become a cultural icon.
Women shipfitters working on board the USS Nereus at the U.S. Navy Yard in Mare Island, circa 1943.
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Thousands of American women moved west to take advantage of wartime employment opportunities during WWII. For some, this version of the California dream was temporary; for others, it lasted a lifetime.
Why is America missing good-quality child care?
Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have called for improved child care. There is already a long history of child care policy initiatives in the U.S.; most of them have been unsuccessful.