Here's his story, even detailing the parallel with World War I exactly 100 years ago.
Recent events in the middle east, including Syria and in Egypt, add to the hot spots of the Palestinian Israeli conflict, Iran, Iraq, Hezbollah in Lebanon, and more....
And the situation is pretty much the same today. We have a mixed up troubled part of the world subjected to superpower domination and squabling. And we have major superpowers taking sides, and standing by the side, with their own perceived national interests.
I hope I'm wrong, I hope Cavanaugh is wrong. Just this one time I hope history does not repeat itself. Thanks to son Willie, who has taught us most about what we know about the 21st century, for sending us the link to this story.
Painting: People in Vienna, the heart of the Hapsburg Empire, ignoring the impending doom 100 years ago.
This post was written by William A. Draves, who authored "Nine Shift: Work, Life, and Education in the 21st Century" with Julie Coates. Their latest book is "Pedagogy of the 21st Century." This post originally appeared on the Nine Shift blog.