The Christmas Truce of the Great World War

The Christmas truce of 1914 was neither planned nor expected. Since late summer, the opposing British and German forces had been engaged in trench warfare, leaving the bloodstained ground between them a veritable no-man’s-land.  This was the last place anyone expected to find peace on earth, or good will towards men.   There was no directive for a cease-fire from Kaiser Wilhelm.  Pope Benedict XV had called for an armistice, which was officially rejected. There would be no peace, and there was no  Geneva Protocol to mitigate the horrors of warfare. …

Clarence Thomas: Created Equal

There is something refreshing when you read or watch an autobiographical account of someone prominent in history.  You are alone with this person and hearing them without the noise of outside opinions. Created Equal is one such documentary.  Through Clarence Thomas’s unfiltered words, the film utilizes an autobiographical lens to reveal the life and history of America’s longest serving Supreme Court Justice. Having written 30% more opinions than any other sitting incumbent, Thomas has cemented his legacy as the most prolific member of the court in modern history. With over…