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Margaret MacMillan in Sarajevo, 100 years later - The Globe and Mail
SARAJEVO — Special to The Globe and Mail
Published Friday, Jun. 27 2014
Margaret_MacMillan  WWI  history  historians  Sarajevo 
july 2014 by jerryking
Historian Margaret MacMillan on what the ‘war to end wars’ can teach us -
Sep. 07 2013 | The Globe and Mail | Sandra Martin.
Her new book, The War that Ended Peace: The Road to 1914, will be out this fall – in anticipation of the 100th anniversary of the war next August.

Why are we still haunted by the First World War?

Because we still don’t know what to make of it. We’re still horrified by the loss, by the sense that it may have all been a mistake, by the sheer waste, and by what happened afterward. Nothing much was settled, it helped to brutalize European society, to breed ideologies like fascism and Bolshevism, to prepare the way for the horrors that came in the 1920s and 1930s and the Second World War. It’s also a war that created the modern world. It had its greatest impact on Europe, of course, but it shaped Canada and Australia, helped to speed the rise of the United States to superpower status, and redrew the map of much of the world. It was a watershed that remains one of the greatest historical puzzles.
history  historians  WWI  root_cause  Margaret_MacMillan  Syria  books  '30s  WWII  turning_points 
september 2013 by jerryking
Margaret MacMillan’s multiplicity
Oct. 08, 2010 | The Globe and Mail | MARGARET MacMILLAN
reading  books  historians  Oxford  Margaret_MacMILLAN 
october 2010 by jerryking

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