European Elections Special

Never again


2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War (1914-1918). Why should we remember? The Great War continues to influence the political landscape of Europe. And 100 years later, Europe struggles again, facing a long lasting economic crisis. Could history repeat itself?


Ukraine and World War One: Scariest analogies


Journalistic Sensationalism

Comparing the crisis in Ukraine to Europe in 1914 is misleading and absurd. Historical analogizing doesn’t include a license to engage in reckless punditry.

A comparison between Europe 1914 and Asia 2014


Facing reality

It is high time we start drawing the right conclusions from 1914. Luckily, one German and his Polish counterpart are already doing it.

The misleading analogy between 1914 and 2014


Lessons from 1914

The world of the early 21st century differs starkly from the 1910s. But a return to the events before World War I can illuminate some of the dangers we face today, and guard against a repetition of past mistakes.

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