On the “Great Black Tornado” of WWI

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Poppies spill out of the Tower of London in the installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, opening August 5. The project, by British ceramic artist Paul Cummins and stage designer Tom Piper, commemorates the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I. (Handout)

Every person who fought in World War I is now dead – and yet no one alive today is unaffected. The war consumed much of the globe for, arguably, decades. Many contend that the unresolved conflicts of the “Great War” re-ignited to become the conflagration we call World War II, then set in motion events from the Cold War to today’s Middle Eastern conflicts.

A century after it began, I am most astonished at the hubris…. read World and War in THINK/Commentary, by Deborah Jones.

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