A Dramatic Wound to Civilization Itself – LewRockwell.com

World War I was folly on scale never before seen. The 110,000 or so American soldiers who died on the battlefields of Europe died for absolutely nothing. They died not while helping to liberate, but while helping to destroy, European civilization, even as the U.S. government was punishing dissent and destroying civil liberties in America. Even without the beginning of the income tax and the Federal Reserve, Woodrow Wilson is one of the most loathsome men to ever occupy the office of U.S. president because of his push for American intervention in World War I. The war should have been the war to end all wars. The Lost History of 1914 is an important book because we must never forget the folly that was the Great War. As the philosopher George Santayana famously said: “Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

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