War Machines

Considering All Quiet on the Western Front Near its Centenary

Mitch Horowitz
14 min readJun 8, 2024

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In his classic of esoteric exploration, In Search of the Miraculous, Russian mathematician and spiritual seeker P.D. Ouspensky (1878–1947) recalled witnessing piles of freshly made crutches driven down a Moscow street toward the Russian front during World War I:

I had seen two enormous lorries…loaded to the…

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Mitch Horowitz

"Treats esoteric ideas & movements with an even-handed intellectual studiousness"-Washington Post | PEN Award-winning historian | Censored in China