Rudyard Kipling’s war poetry, the obligations of Veterans Day, and Gayle McLaughlin.

I spent much of this weekend, as I often do this time of year, confining myself to writing and thinking about Rudyard Kipling. This may seem like a pretentious thing to be saying, but if you care about war and peace and justice and life and death, then he is an inescapable subject.

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