Thursday, April 3, 2014

"The Calamity from which all other Calamities Sprang"

We mark its centenary this year — Still in the grip of the Great War. "The war destroyed empires (some quickly, some more slowly), created fractious new nation-states, gave a sense of identity to the British dominions, forced America to become a world power and led directly to Soviet communism, the rise of Hitler, the second world war and the Holocaust."

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