Why are there so many books and movies about World War Two? It has something to do with evil, bravery, and the hope that people can still be good even in impossible times.

Why do we tell so many stories about the World Wars? What is it about these stories that draw us back again and again?

Because we're still trying to make sense of the trauma they inflicted.

Because we long to be united around a common foe with other brave people that we call our friends.

Because we need to believe that people will choose to be good in impossible times.

In this episode of Speaking with Joy, Joy looks at Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, The Lord of the Rings, John Williams’ music for Schindler’s List, and more.


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