As parents know, young children love to have adults read to them. They’ll find a favorite picture book and want to hear it over and over again. The good news is that this repetition is great for their early literacy development. The bad news is that as adults we can get frustrated reading the same story ad nauseam.
Was the United States’ entry into World War I a tragic mistake? Historians have debated this question for nearly a century. America entered the conflict with a burst of idealism that quickly turned into bitterness. President Woodrow Wilson’s vision of making “the world safe for democracy” didn’t turn out so well — or at least didn’t seem worth the cost in blood and treasure to future generations.