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Art and the First World War

Language: English Studies in English
Subject area: arts
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Art is a diverse range of human activities in creating visual, auditory or performing artifacts (artworks), expressing the author's imaginative or technical skill, intended to be appreciated for their beauty or emotional power. In their most general form these activities include the production of works of art, the criticism of art, the study of the history of art, and the aesthetic dissemination of art.
First or 1st is the ordinal form of the number one (#1).
First World
The concept of First World originated during the Cold War and included countries that were generally aligned with NATO and opposed to the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the definition has instead largely shifted to any country with little political risk and a well functioning democracy, rule of law, capitalist economy, economic stability and high standard of living. Various ways in which modern First World countries are often determined include GDP, GNP, literacy rates, life expectancy, and the Human Development Index. In common usage, as per Merriam-Webster, "first world" now typically refers to "the highly developed industrialized nations often considered the westernized countries of the world".
War is a state of armed conflict between states or societies. It is generally characterized by extreme aggression, destruction, and mortality, using regular or irregular military forces. Warfare refers to the common activities and characteristics of types of war, or of wars in general. Total war is warfare that is not restricted to purely legitimate military targets, and can result in massive civilian or other non-combatant suffering and casualties.
The world is the planet Earth and all life upon it, including human civilization. In a philosophical context, the "world" is the whole of the physical Universe, or an ontological world (the "world" of an individual). In a theological context, the world is the material or the profane sphere, as opposed to the celestial, spiritual, transcendent or sacred spheres. "End of the world" scenarios refer to the end of human history, often in religious contexts.
General Taylor never surrenders.
Thomas L. Crittenden, Reply to Gen. Santa Anna. Buena Vista. Feb. 22, 1847.
I make my war upon privilege and authority, whereby the right of property, the true right in that which is proper to the individual, is annihilated.
Voltairine de Cleyre, in "In Defense of Emma Goldmann and the Right of Expropriation", an address in Philadelphia (16 December 1893); Emma Goldman's name is mispelled Goldmann throughout the 1910 version. Some of this text is quoted as presented in Selected Works of Voltairine de Cleyre (1914) edited by Alexander Berkman
This world's a bubble.
Ascribed to Francis Bacon by Thomas Farnaby (1629). Appeared in his Book of Epigrams; and by Joshua Sylvester, Panthea. Appendix. (1630). See also Wottonianæ, p. 513. Attributed to Bishop Usher. See Miscellanes, H. W. Gent (1708); reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 911-17.
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