President Polk is “trusting to escape scrutiny, by fixing the public gaze upon the exceeding brightness of military glory — that attractive rainbow, that rises in showers of blood.”
Illinois Representative Abe Lincoln in an 1848 speech to Congress opposing the Mexican War
Good to see the first lady getting her groove on. Targeting the enemy with a Predator drone can really bring families closer.
Next time you have dark thoughts about the human condition, remember there are still people like Layla around. Check out MAG’s short portrait of a graceful young Lebanese woman whose job is to remove countless landmines and cluster bombs.
Blessed are the Peacemakers (wherever the hell they might be).
“You can never be too rich or have too many weapons.”
Octavio Panonez, Entrepreneur
French artist Edmond Guilliaume’s 1870 portrait of Wilhelm I, proclaimed the first German emperor in the Hall of Versailles during the Franco-Prussian War. Glorious wars were to follow!
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The surprise story of America’s drone proliferation may be the toll it takes on drone pilots. Molleindustria explores this in Unmanned, a brilliant online video game that depicts a “day in the life of a drone pilot.”
The bombing of Hiroshima as a children’s cartoon? Seriously eerie.
The YouTube comments provoked by the dark cartoon are always worth a look.
From our gallery of ongoing YouTube INFILTRATIONS. A report on Syrian child war refugees via the pop kitsch of Japanese girl band Girl Generation.