Chasing Down the ‘Real Man’

Quentin Lucas found himself in the military, facing court martial, before he could begin to see what a ‘real man’ might be.

American Sniper and the Impact of War

Valerie Complex, a fellow military veteran, dissects the best selling movie and shows how war affects everyone.

Acts of Loving Kindness and Profound Cruelty

As thousands of refugees attempt to flee the carnage and destruction over the course of the wars and poverty of the middle east, many countries have stepped up to assist. Unfortunately, there are simply too many refugees for these countries to absorb on their own.

Seeking a New and Better Life: On Migrants and Refugees, Dads, and Changing Times

“Stop building walls and start building doors.” Inside the Conversation at The Good Men Project.

In Remembrance of the Nazi Invasion of Poland

As we look back over the unconscionable horrors of the Nazi era, let us also reflect back on the numerous acts of courage and go forth to transform the world.

Why the British Air Show Disaster Tells Us it’s Time to Think Differently About War

In the wake of a crash at a British Air Show, Glen Poole wonders about our human propensity to go to war, and the ways in which men have been creating evermore inventive ways both to kill people and save people’s lives.

How a Pacifist Teacher Prepares His Students for War

Endless occupations, big government, the imperial theme, and teen soldiers—not easy topics for high schoolers. Teacher Jeremy McKeen shares his wish for his grown up students off at war. — “Go and teach Jeremy how to play with G.I. Joes,” I remember a relative saying to one of my older cousins when I was six. I had […]

How Photographers Change The Way You Feel About War

Is risking your life for the perfect photo worth it? This video post takes a look.

The Forgotten Story of American Writers on the Frontline of World War I

Henry James renounced his American citizenship in 1915 in response to his country’s inaction.


Helen Wing’s poem is bleak, but probably accurate.

Don’t Get Buried Alive by Negativity: Staying Positive in a Dangerous World

Jed Diamond looks at alternatives to negativity when life throws the biggest curveballs.

John Wayne And WWII

Was John Wayne a coward? Rich Monetti has a look.

The Guy On My Couch

My brother after the military.

2 Ways We Need to Redefine Masculinity in American Foreign Policy

American foreign policy has long been governed by ideas of masculinity. Now it’s time to evaluate what that has meant for our nation – and how we should redefine “masculinity” in the future.

Sons of War: The Hidden Story Behind Brotherhood

Two survivors of the war between Iraq and Iran were separated in the chaos by enemy lines, but were reunited more than twenty years later.

A Once Forgotten Iraq Stills Echoes

Having worked in Baghdad for the Constitutional Support Program, Sara Johnson-Steffey reflects on a moment in time while wondering – did we forget about Iraq? — I sometimes find myself remembering the sounds of Iraq. The call to prayer, five times daily, piercing the haze of the air, a tinny shriek of bad amplifiers resounding […]