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The War That Didn't End All Wars

French lancers prepare to follow a German retreat, France, 1914. (Getty Images / Buyenlarge)

By Lawrence D. Freedman
- via Foreign Affairs    Nov 07, 2014

What Started in 1914 -- and Why It Lasted So Long? October 17, 2014 Lawrence D. Freedman A hundred years after World War I, new accounts of the drama help readers navigate the intricacies of European politics and the political and diplomatic maneuverings that kicked off the war. Yet there is still no consensus on its origins or lessons. The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914. BY CHRISTOPHER CLARK. Harper, 2013, 736 pp. $29.99 (paper, $18.99). Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War. BY MAX HASTINGS. Knopf, 2013, 672 pp. $35.00 (paper, $17.95). The War That Ended Peace: The Road to 1914. BY MARGARET MACMILLAN. Random House, 2013, 784 pp. $35.00 (paper, $20.00). July 1914: Countdown to War. BY SEAN MCMEEKIN. Basic Books, 2013, 461 pp. $29.99.

Don't Be a Hero

Egyptian President Anwar al-Sadat, U.S. President Jimmy Carter, and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin (Courtesy Reuters)

By Jordan Chandler Hirsch
- via Foreign Affairs    Sep 29, 2014

The Right and Wrong Lessons of the Camp David Accords September 29, 2014 Jordan Chandler Hirsch The Egyptian-Israeli peace deal is the one aspect of the Middle Eastern order that has not fallen apart in recent years. But a new book misinterprets Washington's contribution to the agreement. Far from breaking the shackles of religion, history, and geopolitics that had previously ensnared the parties and prevented them from making concessions, the United States played a much more modest role. Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David. By LAWRENCE WRIGHT. Knopf, 2014, 368 pp. $27.95.

Hanyu victory parade brings ¥1.85 billion in benefits

via The Japan Times    Dec 10, 2018

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Yuki Ota selected to serve as one of International Fencing Federation’s vice presidents

via The Japan Times    Dec 08, 2018

Yuki Ota was elected as a vice president of the International Fencing Federation on Friday, the Japan Fencing Federation said.The 33-year-old Ota, who heads the ...

Stefan Luitz under investigation for doping

via The Japan Times    Dec 08, 2018

Alpine skier Stefan Luitz is under investigation for allegedly breaking anti-doping rules by inhaling oxygen between runs during his giant slalom win at Beaver Creek ...

Levanga part ways with bench boss Jose Neto, promote Tomohide Utsumi

By Ed Odeven
- via The Japan Times    Dec 06, 2018

As the Levanga Hokkaido return to action after the B. League’s break due to FIBA World Cup Asia qualifying, a new bench boss will be ...

Great things are brewing for Virginia craft beer maker

   Oct 24, 2018

As craft and fruit beers grew very popular in the last few years, many breweries have opened their doors and sold their products directly to the public. Amid this fast-growing trend, only a handful...

Bridging Ireland and Japan through food and drink

   Oct 20, 2018

With about 10,000 kilometers separating Ireland and Japan, it would not be absurd to assume that the cultural divide between the two nations is just as wide. But delving deeper, the two countries h...


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