Freud’s insights—from his writings and exchanges with Albert Einstein more than eight decades ago—offer a crucial perspective into America’s current political crisis.
President Obama has never made good on his promise to officially recognize the massacre of 15 million Armenians for what it was President Obama has never made good on his promise to officially recognize the massacre of 1.
One hundred years ago today, German and Allied soldiers "defied their superiors to declare a truce … providing a glimpse of the power that people without rank or privilege have to determine their own destinies."
Strange the way things line up, the through-lines that suddenly reveal themselves amidst the twists and turns of historical progression.
In a country that uses every possible occasion to celebrate its “warriors,” many have forgotten that Monday's holiday originally marked a peace agreement. Veterans Day in the United States originally was called Armistice Day and commemorated the cease-fire that, at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, 1918, ended the First World War.
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Economists predicted the fighting would last six months when World War I broke out in 1914. Wars were too expensive to be sustained, and the approaching fiscal cliffs would soon enough force the nations involved to negotiate a peace treaty. But they didn’t, because those governments simply printed more money, Michael Hudson writes in the first of a series at CounterPunch.