If Michael Gove's article was handed in as an essay by a 12-year-old, it would be handed back as a piece of nonsense, says Mark Steel, but it was written by the former Education Secretary.
RIP Roger Lloyd Pack. His talent as an actor was not in doubt, says Lindsey German, nor was his humanity and commitment. Among the many causes Roger actively supported were Stop the War, CND and No Glory.
Should we emphasise the heroism and courage of a "just war" in a "noble cause", as education secretary Gove wants, or highlight imperialist war as the worst form of barbarism?
The bloodbath of 1914-18 was not a just war: it was a savage industrial slaughter perpetrated by a gang of predatory imperial powers, locked in a deadly struggle to capture and carve up territories, markets and resources.
First world war centenary is year to honour the dead, not glorify the war, says War Horse author Michael Morpurgo
I am sure, after all they went through, and died for, says Michael Morpurgo, they would wish to see us doing all we can to create a world that one day will turn its back on war for good.
Damaged by Iraq, ground down in Afghanistan, defeated over Syria, the jingoistic right are determined to rewrite the history of the First World War in an effort to rehabilitate imperialist war in the early 21st century.
Thousands of men who went over the top that morning thought they would meet little resistance. 57,000 were dead or wounded by the end of the day.