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Memory and War

  • By: John Resch, Mark Wetherington & Mark David Sheftall
  • In: Encyclopedia of War & American Society
  • Edited by: Peter Karsten
  • Subject:Conflict, International Security (general), American Foreign Policy

Wars, to paraphrase the scholar Samuel Hynes, are often not only extraordinary military and political events in the history of a society, but also extraordinary imaginative events. They can change, among other things, how people see themselves, their society, their nation, ...

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