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World War I
World War I news and analysis from The Nation
February 18, 2016
Eve Ensler Reads Emma Goldman
November 11, 2015
November 11, 1918: Armistice Ends World War I
“Every remaining king, whether well-meaning figure-head or despot, should and must go.”
July 28, 2015
July 28, 1914: Austria-Hungary Declares War on Serbia, Sparking the First World War
“Lest we forget, indeed! About nothing does the mob forget so quickly as about war.”
July 14, 2015
Germany Got a Way Bigger Bailout Than It’ll Give Greece—and It Led to a More Peaceful Europe
In 1953, the London Debt Agreement canceled half of Germany’s debt. Greece will not get quite so generous a deal.
June 28, 2015
June 28, 1914: Gavrilo Princip Assassinates Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo, Sparking World War I
"Governments cannot yield to terrorism."
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May 7, 2015
May 7, 1915: The Lusitania Sinks, Killing Over 1,000 Civilians
"The torpedo that sank the Lusitania also sank Germany in the opinion of mankind."
March 23, 2015
When the World Became a Huge Penitentiary
An eloquent portrait of underground life among the undocumented and the damned of the earth.
March 23, 2015
From World War I to Vietnam, from the red scare to McCarthyism,
stood firm for civil liberties and civil rights, even when that meant being banned—or standing alone.
January 26, 2015
Reconsidering how the Middle East was transformed by World War I.
January 18, 2015
January 18, 1919: The Peace Conference Convenes at Paris
’s editor reports from the conference, where he laments the absence of women, workers and communists.