Blogging the Bookshelf

Blogging my bookshelf – one book at a time

Blogging the Bookshelf header image 2

The Great Illusion – “The Guns of August 1914”, Barbara Tuchman

March 30th, 2012 · No Comments · History, Philosophy, War, WW1

A new book, “The Great Illusion” by Norman Angell, had just been published, which proved that war had become vain. By impressive examples and incontrovertible argument Angell showed that in the present financial and economic interdependence of nations, the victor would suffer equally with the vanquished; therefore war had become unprofitable; therefore no nation would be so foolish as to start one.

Tags: ···

No Comments so far ↓

Like gas stations in rural Texas after 10 pm, comments are closed.