August 22, 2014

When Sanctions Lead to War

Paul Saunders, New York Times

The Associated Press

As Ukraine battles separatists and Russia appears poised to invade, many historians and scholars are warning of ominous similarities to the outbreak of World War I in 1914. But they are ignoring a more important comparison: 1941.

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