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The Self-made Hero
In May 1915 Arthur Guy Empey, a 31-year-old recruiting sergeant with the New Jersey National Guard, was sitting in his office in Jersey City. It was a warm, pleasant spring day, and through his window, Empey—a sturdy man with an animated, energetic m
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DRAWN & QUARTERED
This Italian cartoon postcard, published before the outbreak of World War I in 1914, shows Austro-Hungarian emperor Franz Joseph (right) and German emperor Wilhelm II kicking the world back and forth before an assortment of international onlookers. T
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Culture Of War
During World War II, with puppetry the only permissible form of political satire in the Soviet Union, Ekaterina Bekleshova (1898–1977) created this soft-sculpture caricature of Winston Churchill, now in the collection of Moscow’s Central Museum of th