By September 1941, World War II had been raging in Europe for two years and, in Asia, years longer. Germany’s legions were racing across the Soviet Union, capturing huge areas and hundreds of thousands of prisoners. In the areas behind the lines, specialized units of the German military were organizing the murder of enormous numbers of Jews and other civilians. Japan was planning its attack on Pearl Harbor and its invasion of all of South Asia. The battles in 1941 would determine who dominated in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia in the future. In the United States, FDR’s administration continued to massively increase the production of military supplies, while attempting to maintain some semblance of neutrality. Join us as we read and talk about war, politics, and culture in 1941. Each week, discussion leaders will select 20–25 articles from The New York Times from corresponding weeks eighty years ago. The articles will include military, political, scientific, cultural, and economic news. We will use Canvas extensively, provide supplemental materials, and show videos. We recommend but don’t require a digital subscription to The New York Times. We will use the TimesMachine feature included with the subscription.