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George R.R. Martin On Vietnam And The Realities Of War

Author George R.R. Martin talks about his choice to be a 'conscientious objector' to the Vietnam War, and why - as a writer - he's determined to show the two sides of war: the gruesome and the glorious.For more George visit:

From Vietnam War to a Turkish beach, the shock of the photo endures| Reuters

Sep 05, 2015    

LONDON, Sept4 In an age of 24-hour news in which people are exposed to more footage from world trouble spots than ever before, the image of one dead Syrian toddler washed up on a Turkish beach demonstrates the enduring power of the still news photograph.The photo of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi, now the instantly recognisable symbol of the refugee crisis engulfing Europe, joins iconic images of past tragedies from Biafra to Vietnam that remain seared in people's memories.In terms of impact on public opinion and even political fallout, Turkish photographer Nilufer Demir's image of Aylan, face-dow...

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