Special Report

The War That Didn’t End All War

One hundred years ago, on April 6, 1917, the United States formally entered World War I. That global confrontation was supposed to put an end to armed conflict between nations, yet it proved to be just one more in a seemingly endless succession of hostilities. In this collection of articles from past issues, Vision takes a closer look at “the war to end all war” and at the human proclivity for conflict.

A War to End All War

A War to End All War

Edwin Stepp

H.G. Wells is remembered primarily for his science-fiction works, but he also coined a phrase that for a century has been linked with World War I. As the world marks the centennial of that war’s fateful beginning, we ask: Can a war end all war?

Of War and Peace

Of War and Peace

Martin Coates

Today, as the world marks the 100-year anniversary of the conflict’s fateful beginning, World War I continues to be fertile ground for authors. Vision reviews three new books on the subject.

Insight: The Middle East and World War 1

The Middle East and World War I

David Hulme

Like so many problems in the Middle East, the impasse between Israel and the Palestinians has some of its roots in World War I.

The Permanence of War

Ron Dodgen

A look back over two thousand years of nearly continuous warfare suggests that violent conflict is inevitable in the human sphere.

Global Problems, Global Solutions: Of Weapons and Warfare

Part 1

Of Weapons and Warfare

David Hulme

With this issue Vision begins a new series examining critical problems facing the world, with an eye to solutions both on a global level and close to home.

The Theater of War

The Theater of War

Daniel Tompsett

Since at least the time of Homer and his epic account of the Trojan War, people have glorified warfare and reveled in it as entertainment.

The Violent Heart

The Violent Heart

David Hulme

The story of humanity is in large part the story of animosity and violence. What is it about people that leads them to treat one another as adversaries?

War to End All War? Why It Didn't

The War to End All War: Why It Didn't

Gavin Barclay

World War I has been described as the war to end all war. The ensuing years—most notably, the Second World War—showed that this thought was ridiculously naïve.