FROM THE EFITOR
It’s been said that the ‘war to end all wars’ has never ended. The world’s first industrial scale conflict didn’t just cause unprecedented carnage on the battlefield. Its long shuddering aftermath has kept on dealing death.
World War I provided the stepping stones for Fascist dictatorships and the inevitability of World War II. It gave Bolshevism the boost it needed to create its eastern European, and after World War II, its Asian blocs, and the lingering nuclear annihilation-threatening Cold War.
If the 1914 – 18 war could be likened to an off-the-Richter-scale earthquake, the world is still suffering the brutal aftershocks.
On Monday, as we pause to reflect on the ultimate sacrifice made by those husbands, fathers, brothers, and sons, it’s also sobering to realise ‘‘we learn from history that we learn nothing from history’’, and in any war, humanity is always the loser. –