January 30, 2014

The Dead Dream of Charlemagne

Raymond de Souza, National Post


The civilizational suicide of 1914 -- the war to end all wars, fought for no great cause -- is the real history of cursed Europe.

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TAGGED: Charlemagne, Europe, World War I, European Union


January 30, 2014
The Great War's Long Shadow
Joschka Fischer, Project Syndicate
This year marks the centennial of the outbreak of World War I, which is reason enough to reflect on what this seminal European catastrophe teaches us today. Indeed, the Great War’s consequences for international relations and... more ››
January 20, 2014
10 Myths About World War I Debunked
Dan Snow, BBC Magazine
Not everything you think you know about WWI is true. more ››
January 25, 2014
The Rise of the American Empire
Hans Hoyng, Der Spiegel
America's rise to superpower status began with its 1917 entry into World War I. President Woodrow Wilson had grand visions for the peace that followed, but failed. The battle he started in the US between idealists and realists... more ››
January 29, 2014
Why the First World War Matters to Japan
Yong Kwon, The Diplomat
Abe’s reference at Davos could draw Japan’s attention to some useful lessons from that era. more ››
January 26, 2014
Kiev's Deadly Russian Bear Hug
The Australian
With his back to the wall, the Ukraine President is now seeking to coax leaders of the uprising to join his government. But the public remains outraged over the decision to junk the crucial EU deal, as well as the imposition of a... more ››