Mel Watkins

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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Sep 1, 2014

Why did workers kill each other in WWI?

Mel Watkins
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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Aug 26, 2014
James Keir Hardie, socialist and founder of the British Labour party

Why did workers kill each other in the First World War?

Mel Watkins
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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Aug 7, 2014

How globalization caused the First World War

Mel Watkins
The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand may have lit the spark, but the explosion of communications and national presses may have really caused the Great War.
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Jul 28, 2014

How 'great' was The Great War?

Mel Watkins
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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