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For This Transgender Third-Grader, Life As A Boy Is Liberating

<i>Update: Feb. 23, 2017, we're republishing this story after the Trump administration rescinded Obama administration guidance giving transgender students equal access to bathrooms and other facilities in public schools. This story originally ran in 2015 before any federal clarification.</i><p>Meet …


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Battle of Monte Cassino Photographs | World War II Database

63 items in this album on 4 pages.<p>Camouflaged German paratrooper at Monte Cassino, Italy, 1943-1944<p>German mortar team, Cassino, Italy, …


THE FUTURE Daily Mirror · 5th January 1915 When we speak here of the future we do not hint at a discussion of the re-distribution of Europe after the war. Let all humbler folk leave that to Mr. Shaw. For the moment we are thinking of the future of those infants now patriotically waving flags and wearing coloured badges in all the cities of our world. What will these be like, what will they be doing when they are in full stream who now only hover on the brink? The meeting of members of the teaching profession at the annual conference of Educational Associations naturally brings this matter to the mind. These congregated teachers, many suppose, have the mysterious future in their power. For what, very roughly, is this future we speak of? For humanity, it is simply what those flag-waving infants shall make it. And the teachers inspire the infants. If you want to reform babes, you must first improve the grown-ups. And that, say the experienced, is impossible: therefore you cannot improve anything. But, even if you cannot reform teachers, who are middle-aged, it is possible that you may, under pressure of big events, get them to see that their views need a little adaptation to changing circumstances. Gradually, for example, it has come to seem that a long stumbling over the grammars of Greek and Latin is insufficient as a means of encouraging the future to be interested in the true humanities. A cure for all book-love: so we might describe the influence upon infants — that is, upon the future — of this prolonged grappling with dead words, this gerund-grinding. While so many of our officers and men at the front vainly regret that the gerund-grinding, now a lost memory, had not for them given way to some learning of modern tongues, the old mumbling of syntax and metrical laws seems more than ever obsolete. Some of the teachers even begin to acknowledge it. Very guardedly, Bishop Welldon expressed to the Conference his fear that “education to-day was not wholly free from the taint of civic uselessness”. The changed perspective calls forth such admissions. But thus reviewing our own infants, who represent our own future, we cannot help also thinking of our enemy’s future and of his infants. Certainly we will not say of him that his education suffers from the taint of civic uselessness. From birth to maturity, in and out of season, from dawn to full daylight, is the German infant given the civic twist — taught incessantly to remember his Germanism; his position as a patriot. And that in Germany, State-ruled, Prussia-led, has meant inevitably that the infant must remember, in preferring Germany, to detest all other countries, all other educations. Germany above all of them! The civic usefulness thus instilled has, we know, resulted in a world folly.