Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Book Review: "A Shattered Peace: "Versailles 1919 and the Price We Pay Today"

Enter Stage Right: "Never learning from the past", by Alan Caruba

The libraries of the world are filled with books devoted to history and new ones are published on any almost daily basis, but if their lessons are ignored, it condemns nations and the peoples of the world to horrors that increase with the evolving technology of death.

A book that should be mandatory reading for all the current and aspiring leaders of the world is David A. Andelman's A Shattered Peace: Versailles 1919 and the Price We Pay Today.

"If there was a single moment in the twentieth century when it might have been different, this was the moment." The gathering in Paris that followed the end of World War I and the defeat of Germany, the Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman Empires did not merely fail to insure peace; it set in motion the events leading to World War II, the conflicts in Korea, Vietnam, and the tinderbox that is today's Middle East. >>>

No comments: