A new look at the legacy of WWI, a war fought for peace yet followed by a century of devastating violence "The war to end all wars" rings out a bitter mockery of the First World War, often viewed as the seminal catastrophe of the twentieth century, the crucible from which Soviet, Fascist, and Nazi dictatorships emerged. Today's conventional wisdom is that the Great War attuned the world to large-scale slaughter, that post-war efforts directed by the Treaty at Versailles were botched, that unbridled new nationalisms made the ...

The Great War for Peace 2014, Yale University Press

ISBN-13: 9780300173772