As the battlefields of World War I fell silent, there was ushered in an era of recession, revolution, fascism and yet more war. In the concluding part of his series on the Great War, Chris Bambery examines the bitter consequences of the conflict.
Was the declaration of war was met with enthusiasm across Europe? How were over 50,000 British soldiers killed or wounded in one day in the Battle of the Somme? Was Germany defeated or 'stabbed in the back' by liberals and communists? Find out in the third part of Chris Bambery's straight-talking series on WWI.
Chris Bambery examines the balance of power and state of liberalism in the run up to the First World War.
Following the rise of far-right Eurosceptic parties in Europe, there is a natural impulse to defend European integration against bigotry and chauvinism. However, as the entirely undemocratic scheming to create a free-trade bloc around the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) makes once more abundantly clear, a left critique of the unreformable EU is indispensable.
In the first instalment of a seven-part series on World War I, Chris Bambery questions the narrative that Britain was dragged unwillingly into the war. The UK was engaged in a system of imperial alliances which made war inevitable, whilst being the dominant world power, was largely responsible for its escalation into a global conflict.
Chris Bambery argues that while neither side wants war in Ukraine, the build up of forces in the region poses a major risk to peace.
Ukraine, as it always has been, is caught between rival imperial powers who will allow no true self-determination, argues Chris Bambery
Russian Marxist Boris Kagarlitsky examines the motivations behind Russian and Ukrainian responses to the current crisis.
As frustration with the EU is mobilised by centre-right and far-right forces, Chris Bambery considers whether the left can carve out space for a progressive critique of the union.
David Jamieson looks at the anti-war agitation which was so important for the German left in the run up to the revolution of 1918-23