Eclipse of the Old Order

The general perception in Europe was that democracy had won the war. It is true that the principles of democracy and republicanism emerged victorious and nationalism appeared to be their natural ally. The War posed a serious challenge to the old order of Europe putting an end to dynastic rule in several European countries. The old order changed yielding place to the new, but against a heavy price.

100 years on, their war rages

There was something gruesomely familiar about the way we commemorated the supposed end of the First World War a hundred…