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Carte blanche for Austria-Hungary

Saturday

A Century of Industrialized Warfare:

Germany Signals Support for Austria-Hungary

One hundred years ago this 5th of July, a letter from Austrian Emperor Franz Josef, carried by Count Alexander Hoyos, was delivered to Kaiser Wilhelm II. 1,651 more words

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The Right of the People to Alter or to Abolish

Friday

On this, the 238th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, I would like to recall what is perhaps the centerpiece of the document: a ringing affirmation of what would later, during the French Revolution, be called “The Rights of Man,” and how and why a people with “a decent respect to the opinions of mankind” should go about securing these rights: … 1,186 more words

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The July Crisis

Tuesday

A Century of Industrialized Warfare:

The Escalating Crisis of July 1914

One hundred years ago the month of July became the “July Crisis.” We know in hindsight that the July Crisis culminated in the outbreak of what would become the First World War, but it was not at all clear at the time that the July Crisis would result in anything out of the ordinary. 1,040 more words

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Headlines around the World

Sunday

A Century of Industrialized Warfare:

Headlines around the World

The day after Gavrilo Princip assassinated the Austro-Hungarian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie in Sarajevo, the event was headline news all over the world, reaching all the way to Klamath Falls, Oregon, where… 432 more words

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Assassination in Sarajevo

Saturday

A Century of Industrialized Warfare:

Assassination in Sarajevo

There is something horrifically appropriate in the fact that the trigger for the First World War exactly one hundred years ago today was an act of terrorism. 1,282 more words

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The Metaphysics of the Bureaucratic Nation-State

Wednesday

Appearance, Reality, and

Maintaining the Illusion of Order

Most philosophical attempts to come to grips with politics consists in examining political systems in an attempt to determine whether or not they can deliver in practice the ideals that they promise in theory, and whether these ideals are worthy ideals to maintain, and not somehow deceptive. 1,964 more words

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Tiananmen and the Right to be Forgotten

Wednesday

There is a spectre haunting China — the spectre of Tiananmen. It is now a quarter century since the June 4 incident, as it is known among the Chinese. 1,974 more words

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