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Month: October 2017

A Note on the Responsibility vs. Inevitability of World War I

A Note on the Responsibility vs. Inevitability of World War I

When we look back at the events of 1914, the slide into World War I seems to have an almost inevitable quality to it. Henry Kissinger describes it as “a vortex” into which Europe was sucked. It was of course caused by the decisions and actions that various parties took in the period leading up to the war, but the reality of the monster that was unleashed was surprising to even those responsible for the decisions and actions. I have…

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