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Richard Cohen: A century later, World War I offers a cautionary tale

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This is a splendid time to remember the First World War. It started 100 years ago today with the shooting of the Austrian archduke and his wife. By the end of the summer, much of Europe was engaged in a war that lasted about four years, toppled four empires, precipitated the communist revolution, created by fiat the modern Middle East, recognized Zionism, made the U.S. a world power and cost the lives of about 10 ...

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