Once again, nearly one hundred years after WWI, we are a nation at war
. We, the Americans of the 21st century, are being bombarded with images of war and the threat of terrorism on our shores just as Americans were in the second decade the 20th century.
At a time when the US is at war
in Afghanistan and in Iraq as well as fighting a global war on terrorism, it is hard to imagine a more appropriate and compelling anthology of poetry than that edited by noted author Robert Hedin.
In the 1980s, Italy sold millions of land mines to Iraq and Iran, which were then at war
. Gino Strada's group, Emergency, played a key role in launching a national campaign against the land mines.
Multiple critics have recognized The Lord of the Rings as being very distinctly "based on a Christian experience" (Griffin 116) and that Tolkien's "myth-making intention in The Lord of the Rings is at war
with the Catholicism which he subtly, but nonetheless deliberately, promotes in the trilogy" (Critchett 36).