Sunday, June 7, 2009
A bit of history
For those interested in the history of the interwar period, here's an interesting analysis by Williamson Murray of the Foreign Policy Research Institute. He argues that achieving peace after World War I was extremely difficult, given the fear and hatred engendered by German war atrocities, and the Germans' conviction that they had not truly been defeated. It's a short and useful summary of the key elements at play during that period - plus some great suggested readings in interwar literature that make his point.