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Restrepo vs. What I Thought

For my Girl Scout Gold Award project, I interviewed elderly citizens in the community and collected their stories into a book. Almost all of the men had been in some war. Usually Vietnam or Korea. Sometimes World War II. Not … Continue reading

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A Foreword from the Editor

To our readers, In the interest of journalistic integrity we at the New Yorker feel it is necessary to make sure you understand that this article is a dramatization of accounts of the SEALs. Although this article is based off … Continue reading

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A Word from Fredericksburg

I emailed my dad (a reporter) about our conversation yesterday concerning media involvement and responsibility in reporting on matters like the war and sent him the link to the New Yorker article and this is what he said. Good question. … Continue reading

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Washington Post Article quoting Reza Aslan

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The Tragedy of Our Generation

“That must be a depressing class.” That’s the response I get most often when I tell people I’m taking a class on the post-9/11 world. “Actually…not really,” is the only thing I can say without going into too much detail … Continue reading

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Burke Blog Post 10/12

The entire time we’ve been talking about the Abu Ghraib prison scandal I have thought over and over again, “If I could only hear their conversations.” If we could hear what they were saying, the jokes they were making, the … Continue reading

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A good Christian

What does it mean to be a good Christian? The question echoed in my head into the evening after Monday’s class. Well, you have to ask, who’s definition of “Christian” are we talking about? Mine? Pat Robertson’s? Too often the … Continue reading

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Emily Burke

Vietnam was the first televised war and the horrors that were suddenly present on every newsstand and in every living room in America were jaw-droppingly horrific. American’s reactions were those of anger, shock, and a surge of distrust for the … Continue reading

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Emily Burke reflective essay

Emily Burke   12 September, 2011   Reading Aslan’s book felt, to me, like taking two steps forward and one step back. I had a limited understand of conflicts in the Middle East, and though reading the book cleared up … Continue reading

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