I just finished grading the first round of war blogs from my 384 class. Some common themes emerged from the blogs: the impact of war on family life; the mental anguish of the soldier; the biased perspective of western media; and the passing of the torch from one generation of warriors to the next. I’m taking the opportunity to show off a few exceptional war blog examples.
Best Individual Post goes to Tom M, who connected the ongoing conflict in Israel-Palestine to “Anthem for Doomed Youth” by Wilfred Owen. Tom argues that children do not need to be taught how to kill–they only have to be raised in an atmosphere of bloodshed and violence in order to be doomed.
Any other suggested bloggies?