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Iraq, Syria, and Today's Other Killfests: The Great War as the Tragic Gift that Keeps on Giving

Doug Bandow | Posted 07.08.2014 | World
Doug Bandow

The morning of June 28, 1914 dawned bright for most Europeans. By sunset a geopolitical cataclysm loomed. World War I demonstrated the importance of saying no. Any of the great powers could have stopped the march toward war. America could have refused to join the parade after it started. The world would have been a better place had one or all done so. Today, Washington is filled with routine proposals for new interventions: bombing campaigns, foreign invasions, and military occupations. Most seem unlikely to trigger a new world war. But a century ago no one expected an assassination in a distant Balkan province to do so either. That is reason enough for Americans to make war truly a last resort.

Have We Gone From a Post-War to a Pre-War World?

Walter Russell Mead | Posted 07.07.2014 | World
Walter Russell Mead

Only a few years ago, most western observers believed that the age of geopolitical rivalry and great power war was over. Today, with Russian forces in Ukraine, religious wars exploding across the Middle East, and territorial disputes leading to one crisis after another in the East and South China seas, the outlook is darker. Serious people now ask whether we have moved from a post-war into a pre-war world. Could some incident somewhere in the world spark another global war?

LOOK: On This Day In 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand Was Assassinated

The Huffington Post | Amanda Golden | Posted 06.28.2014 | World

On June 28, 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie were on their way to a hospital in Sarajevo, when a young nationalist pulled out his gu...

Sarajevo 1914 and New York City 2001: Is It Happening Again?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 06.26.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Sarajevo 1914 does not appear so distant, at least in terms of rhetoric and inclination to dehumanize the other. But, then perhaps our awareness has been raised to the danger.

Another Pharrell Song Faces Plagiarism Accusations

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 02.03.2014 | Entertainment

It's been a big week for Pharrell Williams and his now-iconic hat, but not everyone agrees the 40-year-old singer/producer's recent musical success ha...

Matthew Jacobs

Franz Ferdinand Makes Splashy Comeback

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 08.29.2013 | Entertainment

The members of Franz Ferdinand are in a good mood. In fact, they usually are. It's something I ask lead singer Alex Kapranos about when I speak to him...

Jane's Addiction Plays Steamy Set at Intimate Lolla Aftershow

Lauren Drell | Posted 10.08.2012 | Chicago
Lauren Drell

Shortly after 12:10 a.m. on Sunday morning, Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell lead a heat-soaked and sweat-drenched crowd on a 75-minute-long journey that rivaled any act across the stages at Chicago's Grant Park.

Russian Performance Artist Sews Mouth Shut in Support of Jailed Punk Rockers Pussy Riot

ARTINFO | Posted 09.24.2012 | Arts
ARTINFO

MOSCOW -- On July 12 an unknown woman in a dress similar to the dresses worn by members of the imprisoned Russian punk rock group Pussy Riot chained h...

Red Hot Chili Peppers Top Lollapalooza Lineup

AP | CARYN ROUSSEAU | Posted 06.10.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Keys and English indie darlings Florence and the Machine will headline this year's three-day Loll...

Bear Hands And The Darlings Bring Edge To The Whitney

Amy Grimm | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Amy Grimm

On a very hot and humid Friday night, there were some sounds of feedback and guitars amongst all of the modern American art at the Whitney Museum on...

Richard Branson, Concert-Goers On The Importance Of Volunteering

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

At the end of August, Virgin Mobile presented the FreeFest, a free music festival dedicated to encouraging young people to devote time to public servi...