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[It] does no service to the memory of the victims to prettify the horrific reality. The war was a vast depraved undertaking of unprecedented savagery, in which the ruling classes of Europe dispatched their people to a senseless slaughter in the struggle for imperial supremacy. As Lenin summed it up to the Romanian poet Valeriu Marcu in early 1917: ‘One slaveowner, Germany, is fighting another slaveowner, England, for a fairer distribution of the slaves’. This wasn’t a war of self-defence, let alone liberation from tyranny. As the late Eric Hobsbawm sets out in his Age of Empire, it was the cataclysmic product of an escalating struggle for colonial possessions, markets, resources and industrial power between the dominant European empires, Britain and France, and the rising imperial power of Germany seeking its ‘place in the sun’. In that clash of empires, Europe devoured its children – and many of its captive peoples with them. The first world war: the real lessons of this savage imperial bloodbath | Seumas Milne (via theamericanbear)
What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty and democracy? Mohandas Gandhi (via anarchei)
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