April 25, 2015   It’s good and right that we commemorate the mass killing in the Ottoman Empire during World War I of between 500,000 and 1.5 million Armenians.    Many nations now call the slaughter of 1915-1916 as “genocide.” This week the 100th anniversary of the notorious event was […]

 April 19, 2015   One hundred years ago this month -April 1915 – the Allies and Germany were stalemated on the Western Front.   Winston Churchill, the young, ambitious First Lord of the British Admiralty proposed a scheme first advanced by France’s prime minister,  Aristide Briand.   The best way for […]

Originally published on Huffington Post – Posted: 07/09/2009 5:12 am EDT Updated: 05/25/2011 1:25 pm EDT   This ancient fortress city that guards the traditional invasion route along the Meuse River from Germany into France is a good place to reflect on the lingering myths that still cloud our understanding […]