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Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 To End All Wars
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'`To End All Wars' was a phrase applied hopefully during `The Great War'. Its various permutations were meant to suggest that this one might be the last war of all. How quickly the phrase became ironic. How many wars have followed! The words `to end all wars' must remind us today that all armed conflict is a vast social catastrophe. The centenary of the World War I Armistice comes with a barely veiled triumphalism in the countries that were victorious one hundred years ago. It was that triumphalism, and the failed peace that followed it, which led onto new catastrophes in World War II and then the Cold War.

'Now, well into the twenty first century, with ever uglier nationalisms raising their heads everywhere, it is time to critically examine the Armistice of one hundred years ago, and its meaning for Australia and for the world, then and now.' (Publication summary)

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    • Waratah, Waratah - Shortland area, Newcastle, Newcastle - Hunter Valley area, New South Wales,: Puncher and Wattmann , 2018 .
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      Extent: 274p.
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      • Published 2 October 2018

      ISBN: 9781925780277

Works about this Work

A Need to Examine the Life of the Nation : Kit Kelen Reflects on ‘To End All Wars’ Christopher Kelen , 2018 single work essay
— Appears in: Rochford Street Review , 25 October – December 2018;

'Greetings all. Just a few words and a few more words about this anthology and how it came about. The idea for the collection came from a discussion, in Istanbul, between myself and Les Wicks at the International Poetry Festival there, a few years ago. It was a discussion involving some Turkish poets and translators as well.'  (Introduction)

A Need to Examine the Life of the Nation : Kit Kelen Reflects on ‘To End All Wars’ Christopher Kelen , 2018 single work essay
— Appears in: Rochford Street Review , 25 October – December 2018;

'Greetings all. Just a few words and a few more words about this anthology and how it came about. The idea for the collection came from a discussion, in Istanbul, between myself and Les Wicks at the International Poetry Festival there, a few years ago. It was a discussion involving some Turkish poets and translators as well.'  (Introduction)

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