What Can World War I Teach Us About Peacebuilding Today?, The Economist, 11/8/18

The pedagogical value of the past is to today’s European establishment what the uninhibited pursuit of freedom is to the American one, a foundational story, an essence.

Phillippe  Leroux-Martin, The Economist, 11/8/18

This USIP Commentary by Phillippe Leroux-Martin looks at the lessons of World War I in reflecting on peacebuilding today.  It’s a good read.

Click here to read more.


Published by David J. Smith

I am a career coach, consultant, and head of a not for profit - the Forage Center - that offers humanitarian education training. I also teach at George Mason University and Drexel University. A one time lawyer, I spent many years teaching in a community college where I was a Fulbright U.S. Scholar teaching in Estonia. I'm the author of Peace Jobs: A Student's Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace (IAP 2016). I've been married to my best friend for over 31 years and we have two well adjusted adult children who teach me something new everyday. I live in Rockville, Maryland.

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