No redemption for warmongers

One hundred years ago, the British poet Siegfried Sassoon published “The Redeemer”, written during the First World War. The poem is starkly relevant today. Continue reading No redemption for warmongers

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Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem: The poetry is in the pity

Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem publicly challenged the notion that war is a necessary evil. Few major works of the 20th century have met with such unanimous and unambiguous praise from critics and audiences. Continue reading Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem: The poetry is in the pity