“Dunkirk”: A PPFA Primer

What follows is not a review for a movie I haven't yet seen. It's more of a preview. What is getting reviewed, however, is one of the most dramatic scenes in the epic saga of world history. Christopher Nolan's latest film, Dunkirk, opens this weekend, and you might wonder if your resident PPFA historian is looking… Continue reading “Dunkirk”: A PPFA Primer


How Presidents Sell War: Part 4

FDR and the Four Freedoms Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 American entrance into World War I may not have permanently reshaped American foreign policy, but it did foreshadow what was to come. Before the U.S. inserted itself into that overseas conflict, the country generally followed President Washington's advice to avoid such entanglements. Once exceptions are… Continue reading How Presidents Sell War: Part 4