Saturday, March 22, 2014

MACMILLAN ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

A few weeks back I wrote a post about Margaret MacMillan's The War That Ended Peace: The Road to 1914. 

 As a history buff with a keen interest in politics, brinkmanship and diplomacy the dominos that fell to bring about WW1 - a war that could have so easily been avoided - makes for a fascinating study.

Today the Globe & Mail published an interview with MacMillan in which she explores the similarities between the period before World War One and the current situation in Eastern Europe and the South Pacific.

At one point does brinkmanship, Russia and China's expansionist agenda and America's devolution lead to a conflict that envelops the entire world?

These are, indeed , interesting times!

 

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