Tell us your own thoughts, Richard!
My only possibly contentious idea, as a teacher, is that boys and young men
still respond powerfully to the idea of travel, adventure and male
companionship. These deep instincts make the armed forces seem attractive
in certain ways, even if we set aside the more changeable ideas of
patriotism and duty (I don't mean to imply that these have no force at
all). There is also - is this particularly powerful in Britain? - the force
of the idea of supporting a winning team.
On 22 October 2012 22:54, Meg Crane <megmcr...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 21 October 2012 19:26, Richard B <richardbene...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>> Any thoughts as to the extent to which the poetry of the Great War
>> teaches us about the values and ideas of the time? I'm mulling this over
>> for an essay assignment. Patriotism, duty.....
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