Wednesday, December 12, 2007

On World War I: Poetry of Insight

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In Masterkey, a new Baha'i blog, is a post on "Poetry from World War I." -gw

The first world war was the first great clash of civilizations of the 20th century and a herald of things to come. The teachings of the Baha'i Faith anticipated it in several ways. It signaled the end of the great European and Ottoman empires and the rise in their place of the totalitarian and authoritarian-utopian universal movements, i.e., communism, extreme nationalism/fascism. It also provided a glimmer of world unity in The League of Nations.

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