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Reflections on the first world war and Armistice Day | Letters9 Nov 11:46am

Reflections on the first world war and Armistice Day | Letters

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On the 100th anniversary of the end of the first world war, readers share their thoughts on how the conflict shaped historyThe poppy is now a matter of controversy. Some claim it is a symbol of militarism and a glorification of war. In the parlance of today’s zero-sum dialogue, the poppy is tied to war, war is bad and should be ended, ergo sum the poppy is bad and should be eradicated. In a time when facts matter far less than feeling, this sounds like a convincing argument. So let’s look at some facts. The poppy as a symbol of remembrance was promoted by an American educator named
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