July 31, 2014

Just How Likely Is Another World War?

Graham Allison, The Atlantic

The Associated Press

A century ago this month, Europeans stood on the brink of a war so devastating that it forced historians to create a new category: “World War.” None of the leaders at the time could imagine the wasteland they would inhabit four years later.

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