The First World War's Relevance to Our Times

The centenary of the outbreak of the First World War has been greeted with not much more than a yawn by citizens of the West. Sure, there have been the obligatory documentaries, the reconciliation hugs by the leaders of France and Germany and the commemorative ceremonies played out on that War's most ravaged battlefields. But for most, the war remains not even a distant memory. No man or woman who fought during that time is now alive and the events that took place between August 4,1914 and November 11,1918  have been vastly overshadowed by the outbreak of a far deeper conflict which engulfed the world 21 years later.  Yet to fail to recognize the significance of this date is to ignore what is probably the most cataclysmic event in world history, one that overturned a century of extraordinary human progress and set the political, economic, cultural, and social tone for the remainder of the century. Not a man, woman, or...(Read Full Article)