World War One As Preventive War

Yglesias also has an ongoing discussion about whether WW1 was a preventive war, or not. David Adesnik of Oxblog weighed in and Matthew replied:

On the other hand, David says “Germany attacked Russia because the German leadership wanted to divert the working class’ attention away from domestic politics” which sounds like it’s either a joke or else a Michael Moore documentary.

Not sure which side I will take just yet.






One response to “World War One As Preventive War”

  1. Peter Nolan avatar

    Is it just me or are the only things Rhodies like Clinton, Reich, Fallows, Stephanodopoulos and Kristof ever do is float superficial and glib puff pieces in the media? Screw ’em! Two years in the Marines and a horrible one-year course at the LSE would sort them out.