Category Archives: war and peace

The Real Threats of Spanish Flu & Covid-19

Historically, the movement of people has always spread disease. We are taught as children about the Black Death that killed a one third of Europe’s population. Those initial introductions to the devastating impacts of epidemics leave lasting impressions upon us into our adulthoods. However, to what extent have the lessons from past pandemics remained in our public psyche? Continue reading

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Selling a Daughter to Pay for a Leg

by Heather Marie Stur A couple of articles I read recently got me thinking about the long reach of war and how we define casualties. The first is a New York Times article about disabled Afghan veterans struggling against corruption … Continue reading

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