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Is 100 Years Enough?

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The First World
War, which ended a century ago Sunday, was supposed to be a hinge-moment in history: a war to end all wars, and a war to end the imperialism that had shaped the West's interaction with the world for centuries. After the United States joined the war in 1917, President Wilson insisted it be fought in the cause of self-determination. But despite its massive toll, the war did not end empire, and many of today's struggles are rooted in that failure, including Americans' own imperial investments in war. As the firing ceased on the Western front, conflict continued in a different...
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