Tag: World War I (1914-18)

The Struggle to Stay Human Amid the Fight

I watched Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece “Paths of Glory” last weekend, prompted by all the World War I centenary tributes. Set in the trenches near the end of the war, it’s a movie about a man who tries to maintain his integrity and his faith in humanity amid the stupidity, futility, […]

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World Leaders Gather to Remember the End of World War I

PARIS — Leaders from around the world gathered at the Arc de Triomphe on Sunday to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I even as the international bonds that were forged in that moment of peace have again come under strain. President Emmanuel Macron of […]

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Trump Meets With Macron Amid Tension Over European Security

PARIS — President Trump and President Emmanuel Macron of France met on Saturday, seeking to restore a relationship that started out friendly only to turn sour in recent months amid the American leader’s complaints that Europe is taking advantage of the century-old trans-Atlantic alliance. Mr. Macron reassured Mr. Trump that […]

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Trump Heads to France, Embracing a Post-Election Presidential Tradition

PARIS — President Trump left Washington on Friday en route to France to join other world leaders marking the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, leaving behind an American capital roiling over the midterm election results and the dismissal of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Accompanied by Melania […]

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News Analysis: Macron Hopes WWI Ceremonies Warn of Nationalism’s Dangers. Is Anyone Listening?

PARIS — All week President Emmanuel Macron toured France’s World War I memory trail. He visited the killing fields of Verdun, the vast ossuary at Douaumont and the monument to heroic African soldiers at Reims. Each stop made the same solemn point: Nationalism kills. It is a message Mr. Macron […]

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