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Mon Nov 12, 2018, 02:59 AM

18. It sounds like you consider yourself among "the peoples

our dead came from," and if your caring is especially focused on people of color from this and other continents, that's just fine. It'd be best to pull back on the antagonism and the personal attacks, though. They're both uncalled for.

I certainly don't think it's a fault in you if you don't have as much emotion and attention left to care specifically about Chinese boys who were sent to dig trenches in Europe and never made it home, or malnourished, hookworm-infested white sons of poor families from our own south who died in places they couldn't find on a map.

Most caught up in the carnage around the planet had in common that they never understood what it was about, and if they could have read all books ever written about the great war before they died they probably still wouldn't have felt they understood. In a real sense, caring enough to understand what it all meant to some who died so tragically and unnecessarily is understanding others.

Btw, why not post the titles of two or three books you found especially good reading on your portion of this huge subject that you feel others would enjoy and benefit from? I find books that relate life in Africa fascinating and, if you can recommend any, would prefer personal histories from people who lived through the great war long enough to pass on their stories.

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