Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Playing the devil's advocate--Democracy Now! and World War I

I'm not for war and I don't approve of the mass slaughter that happened in World War I, but the comment by Adam Hochshild on Democracy Now! today that World War I " which really remade the world for the worse in every conceivable way—" is one that I'd like to question. Quite simply, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Lithuania, Romania, Yugoslavia, and Bulgaria got independent existences as a result of World War I, and I can imagine that between talk of it all being for money and for influence that folks in these countries, that were under control of either Austria or Germany, didn't think that the question was academic.

*edited for accuracy in the quote

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