Waffenstillstand

A happy Armistice Day to you all.

11 am, 11/11/18. The guns fell silent.

A happy Armistice Day to you all.

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: Markarkleiman-at-gmail.com

4 thoughts on “Waffenstillstand”

  1. I keep remembering that French general who, at the Peace Treaty at Versailles, said:
    'this is not a peace. It is a 20 year cease fire'.

  2. I keep thinking of that French general, who at 1919 at the Peace Treaty of Versailles, said:
    'this is not a peace. It is a 20 year cease fire'

  3. "Guns fell silent" is a bit of an exaggeration.
    On November 11, 1918, Allied forces continued to fight in Northern Russia. On that very day, a desperate battle raged at Toulgas. Fighting continued until the next spring, and Allied troops didn't leave Russia until September 1919.

  4. Grumpy –
    The War on the Eastern Front ended many months before November 1918, when the Germans and the new Soviet government signed a peace agreement
    The episode you are describing was actually an anti-Soviet invasion by the Americans – and might more properly be considered a forerunner of the Russian Civil War – or even of the Cold War. In what way can one consider it to be part of the war against Germany?

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