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Their Promised Land
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Were Ian Buruma not an acclaimed historian, this book would probably never have been published. Yet the story of his grandparents, which spans both world wars, is full of resonance for contemporary Europe’s struggle with mass immigration and national identity.

Long Live the Christmas Truce

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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."

Veterans Day, 95 Years On

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.

Rebels Stand Alone
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Those we now deify for resisting evil were, when they found the courage to rebel, condemned by the public, criminalized by the law and declared traitors by the state Rebellion is a lonely pursuit when it begins Those we now deify for resisting evil were condemned by the public, criminalized by the law and declared traitors by the state .

The Fiscal Cliff: An Opportunity for a 'Deceptive Economic Theory'

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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.

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