The Rhyme of History: Lessons of the Great War

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Brookings Institution Press, 18 dic 2013 - 28 pagine
As the 100th anniversary of World War I approaches, historian Margaret MacMillan compares current global tensions—rising nationalism, globalization’s economic pressures, sectarian strife, and the United States’ fading role as the world’s pre-eminent superpower—to the period preceding the Great War. In illuminating the years before 1914, MacMillan shows the many parallels between then and now, telling an urgent story for our time. THE BROOKINGS ESSAY: In the spirit of its commitment to high-quality, independent research, the Brookings Institution has commissioned works on major topics of public policy by distinguished authors, including Brookings scholars. The Brookings Essay is a multi-platform product aimed to engage readers in open dialogue and debate. The views expressed, however, are solely those of the author. Available in ebook only.

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Margaret MacMillan is a professor of international history at Oxford University where she is warden of St. Antony's College. She is also a history professor at the University of Toronto. MacMillan is an acclaimed author, whose titles include " The War that Ended Peace: The Road to 1914"; "Dangerous Games: The Uses and Abuses of History"; "Women of the Raj: The Mothers, Wives, and Daughters of the British Empire in India"; and the multiple-award-winning "Paris 1919: Six Months that Changed the World," among others. MacMillan is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and is a member of numerous editorial boards, including First World War Studies.

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