James W. Carden

James W. Carden is a contributing writer at The Nation, and was an adviser to the US-Russia Bilateral Commission during the Obama presidency.

This is what liberal war fever looks like

In a private letter written in 1918, the recently deposed German chancellor Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg admitted that in the run-up to the Great War, ‘there were special circumstances that militated in favour of war, including those in which Germany in 1870-71 entered the circle of great powers’ and became ‘the object of vengeful envy on the