December 3, 2015

100 Words -- History Lesson

Just got my winter reading, “To Hell and Back: Europe, 1914 to 1949,” arguably the worst 35-year run EVER. Checked out a review of the book, wherein the reviewer nutshelled what author Ian Kershaw believes were the four main forces pushing the continent towards war: (1) ethnic-racist nationalism; (2) irreconcilable demands to realign national borders; (3) acute class conflict; and (4) a protracted crisis of capitalism. I’m looking at this list and thinking about the current state of affairs and going: “Check, check, check AND check.” Then I think about giving the White House keys to Donald Trump. Check, please!


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