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Mel Watkins is Professor Emeritus of Economics and Political Science at the University of Toronto. He is Editor Emeritus of This Magazine and a frequent contributor to Peace magazine. He is a member of Pugwash Canada and former President of Science for Peace. Watkins is recipient of the 2008 inaugural Galbraith Prize in Economics and Social Justice awarded by the Progressive Economics Forum. Website: http://www.progressive-economics.ca/author/mel-watkins/
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| September 16, 2014

Why did workers kill each other in WWI?

Marx and Engels famously wrote: "Workers of the world unite. You have nothing to lose but your chains." They should have added: "And if you don't pull together, a lot of you will die in bloody wars."

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| August 7, 2014

How 'great' was The Great War?

The First World War was certainly a great catastrophe with great suffering. But did it really deserve its pre-Second World War moniker?

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| February 28, 2014
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