The Deluge

The Deluge

The Great War, America and the Remaking of the Global Order, 1916-1931

eBook - 2014
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Publisher: New York, New York : Viking, 2014.
ISBN: 9780698176270
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Contents: The deluge : the remaking of world order
The Eurasian crisis. War in the balance ; Peace without victory ; The war grave of Russian democracy ; China joins a world at war ; Brest-Litovsk ; Making a brutal peace ; The world come apart ; Intervention
Winning a democratic victory. Energizing the entente ; The arsenals of democracy ; Armistice : setting the Wilsonian script ; Democracy under pressure
The unfinished peace. A patchwork world order ; "The truth about the Treaty" ; Reparations ; Compliance in Europe ; Compliance in Asia ; The fiasco of Wilsonianism
The search for a new order. The Great Deflation ; Crisis of empire ; A conference in Washington ; Reinventing Communism ; Genoa : the failure of British hegemony ; Europe on the brink ; The new politics of war and peace ; The Great Depression
Raising the stakes.


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Dec 26, 2014

Compare and contrast this work of "history" to Chris Hedges' book, Death of the Liberal Class and qualify the differences. Reluctant entry into WWI? Hmmmm....? The bankers' first major war, the American Banksters, that is. Carnegie and Schwab illegally sold the subs to Germany which would sink the Lusitania [through Canadian companies]. Later, in 1920, the Bureau of Investigation [later to be called the FBI] would simultaneously raid the activists and socialists in 70 cities, beating them up, destroying their printing presses and jailing 10,000. All this laid down in the Wilson administration. But overall, a realistic take on Wilson, and am in full agreement with the author's premise and conclusions.

Dec 26, 2014

A valuable re-examination: with so many parallels between then and now, I was able to dip into this at almost any point and find new understanding, which then led me on to others. Fresh and original. If you're tired of rehashes, try this.
The reason I didn't give it another star is that it introduces so much unfamiliar matter that I kept getting lost. It was like taking a somewhat rushed tour of a museum.


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