Warfare in Epic Poetry ~ The Imaginative Conservative

A culture that fails to represent, or that misrepresents its wars in all their glory, gravity, and tragedy, is a weaker polity. Epic poetry, with its stark recording of the facts and feelings of war, can give cultures and communities access to the reality of warfare and inscribe its memory on the collective consciousness and conscience of the people… (essay by Patrick Whalen)
— Read on theimaginativeconservative.org/2018/11/warfare-epic-poetry-patrick-whalen.html

A good read for both those who served, and those who may wish to better understand them.

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