The Imperial War Museum reopens to the public with thought-provoking displays on the First World War.
In 1913 the American nation was in a period of transition. Wilson’s America was characterized by great wealth disparity, deplorable working conditions, and an influx of immigrants, many coming from non-traditional regions. Suffragettes marched, fighting for the right to vote, and restaurant workers staged a walkout in New York. One hundred years later the nation is still divided between post-modernists and the social purists who yearn for a simpler past.
Enemies help unify people and serve to justify often severe and unconditional reactions; the best enemies are the most ruthless, or at least those portrayed as such. From England’s King George III to Osama bin Laden, throughout American history, enemies have brought the nation together.