Remembering Armistice Day 100 Years Later

On November 11, we will commemorate the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, the end of World War I—“the war to end all wars.” The ceasefire was set for “the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month,” ending a conflict that had killed 16 million and caused 37 million casualties. The War decimated the flower of a generation in Europe, and the punitive terms demanded by the Allied victors of Germany stoked the rise of National Socialism, Hitler, and, ultimately, World War II, which would result in over 50 million dead.

SGT. Pepper at 50 (Video)

“It was 20 years ago today, Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play…” Fifty years ago on June 1, the Beatles released their Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album, just in time to blare out of boarding school and college dormitory windows across the country as students boned up for final exams.  Songs like …