Thursday, November 08, 2018

Suppose Germany won WWI

"As a preliminary matter, we should note that the actual outcome of the First World War was a near thing"
A reader ignorant of the history of the 20th century who was given samples from this literature that did not contain actual references to the war could reasonably conclude that he was reading the literature of defeated peoples. There was indeed insanity in culture in the 1920s, but the insanity pervaded the whole West.

1 comment:

Christopher B said...

Interesting reading, especially on the political outcomes. I wonder what an German victory would have meant for the Progressive project in the U.S. A stronger German that still went fascist in the 1930s might have pulled the U.S. more in that direction.