By Jack Beatty It was easy filling up the blue book on that one. The war, we were taught, was over-determined to redundancy. “If the Sarajevo crisis had not precipitated a particular great war, some other crisis would have precipitated a great war at no distant time,” writes one historian, summing up a long-regnant consensus...
Ninety-six years ago, Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated in Sarajevo, which precipitated the start of the War to End All Wars, World War I. And today, we can finally put that Great War to rest: Germany paid back the final ins... Read Post
William R. Polk provides an in-depth explanation of the origins of the crisis, connecting it to the food shortages that preceded it: Four years of devastating drought beginning in 2006 caused at least 800,000 farmers to lose their e... Read Post