Woody Guthrie went through WWII with a piece of cardboard pasted to the top of his guitar: ‘This machine kills fascists.’He really wanted his guitar to help win the war against Hitler. When Woody went into a hospital in 1952 … I put something similar on my banjo: ‘This machine surrounds hate and forces it to surrender.’
Hear Karen Michel’s interview with the 93-year-old folk legend from today’s Weekend Edition.
Photo by David Bernz.
Unpublished: An American Marine readies to land on Guadalcanal during the five-month struggle for the island between late 1942 and early 1943. Three thousand miles south of Tokyo, Guadalcanal was a major shipping point for military supplies. The Allied victory there in February, 1943, marked a major turning point in the war after a string of Japanese victories in the Pacific. (Joe Scherschel—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)
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The Waldorf School’s computer-free environment has become a draw for parents at high-tech companies like Google.
Winters: I cherish the memory of a question my grandson asked me the other day, when he said: ‘Grandpa, were you a hero in the war?’ Grandpa said, “No. But I served in a company of heroes.”
I love being able to view the floor plan and scroll up to view the ceilings. It is in instances like these that I appreciate technology the most. Obviously I recommend (and want to myself) see as many historical sites in person as possible; but I really applaud this project.