100 years ago last month the first American troops arrived in France to take part in what some were calling the “War to end all wars”….we now call it World War One.
Not many Americans care…but they should for we are making all the same mistakes as we did a 100 years ago.
As a teacher of conflict I have been fascinated by WW1….how could a “civilized” world descend into such barbarity?
The reason for WW1 has been blamed on many things…industrialization, colonization, trade, on and on…..
But some believe that there was more to the war than the commonly believed ones……
Of the many myths that befog the modern political mind, none is so corrupting of the understanding or so incongruent with historical fact as the notion that the wealthy and the powerful do not conspire.
They conspire continually, habitually, effectively, diabolically and on a scale that beggars the imagination. To deny this conspiracy fact is to deny both overwhelming empirical evidence and elementary reason.
Nevertheless, for the astute observer of the ‘Great Game’ of politics, it is an unending source of wonderment to stumble across ever more astounding examples of the monstrous machinations of which wealthy and powerful elites are capable. Indeed, it is precisely here that authors Docherty and Macgregor enter the fray and threaten to take our breath away entirely.
A little something to begin the day on….plus you could have learned something while reading…..