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    The age of anxiety redux

    Christopher Black | Updated at 12:00am on March 23, 2020

    IN 1948 the poet WH Auden published a long poem he titled, ‘The Age of Anxiety’, in which four characters express their anxiety about their...

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    The unaccountable nation

    Danny Sjursen | Updated at 12:00am on March 18, 2020

    EXCEPTIONALISM, triumphalism, chauvinism. These characteristics define most empires, including, like it or not, these United States. The sequence matters. A people and national government that...

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    WWI helmet was better blast protection than new one

    Agence-France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:38pm on February 19, 2020

    A helmet used by French soldiers in World War I provided better protection from overhead blasts than a modern American model, according to a US...

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    Venice shuts down for WWII-era bomb removal

    Agence France-Presse . Rome | Updated at 12:25am on February 03, 2020

    A Venice port area was evacuated on Sunday morning as a World War II-era bomb was defused and set to be exploded in the sea....

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    ‘1917’ scoops top Hollywood director prize for Mendes

    Agence France-Presse . Los Angeles | Updated at 10:30pm on January 27, 2020

    Hollywood’s directors handed World War I thriller ‘1917’ their top annual prize Saturday, one of the final major award shows that typically spells success at...

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    France at a crossroads

    Richard Greeman | Updated at 12:00am on January 17, 2020

    THE nationwide general strike in France, now entering its record seventh week, seems to be approaching its crisis point. Despite savage police repression, about a...

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    ‘1917’ advances on Oscars contention

    Agence France-Presse . Los Angeles | Updated at 12:00am on January 08, 2020

    Sam Mendes’s ‘1917,’ an innovative and deeply personal portrayal of World War I, has exploded into Oscar contention following its dramatic wins at the Golden...

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    2020 hindsight

    Mahir Ali | Updated at 12:00am on January 02, 2020

    EIGHTY years ago, at the beginning of World War II, WH Auden famously condemned the 1930s as a ‘low dishonest decade’. In some ways that...

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    Polish PM condemns Putin for WWII lies

    Agence France-Presse . Warsaw | Updated at 11:13pm on December 30, 2019

    Polish prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki on Sunday condemned Russian president Vladimir Putin for blaming Poland for the outbreak of World War II, saying Moscow was...

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    Thousands evacuated to defuse WWII bomb in Italy

    Agence France-Presse . Rome | Updated at 01:54am on December 16, 2019

    Around 54,000 people were evacuated from the southern Italian city of Brindisi on Sunday as experts worked to defuse a World War II bomb, in...