James W. Carden

This is what liberal war fever looks like

From delusions of a no-fly zone to anti-Russian attacks abroad, it’s uglier than they imagine

In a private letter written in 1918, the recently deposed German chancellor Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg admitted that in the run-up to the Great War, ‘there were special circumstances that militated in favour of war, including those in which Germany in 1870-71 entered the circle of great powers’ and became ‘the object of vengeful envy on the part of the other Great Powers, largely though not entirely by her own fault’.

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