— Will Corry (@slievemore) May 18, 2014
29.05.2014: Evening Event, 6:30pm-8:00pm
how to: End World War 1
with Adam Tooze
HISTORY &POLITICS In his new book, The Deluge: The Great War and the Remaking of Global Order 1916-1931, celebrated Yale historian, Adam Tooze, traces the aftershocks of 1914. How did the war reshape country after country as a new global architecture was created – and how do the geopolitics of one hundred years ago still shape our world today?
Such as How:
– today’s crisis zones – Ukraine, the Middle East, East Asia – emerged out of World War One and that global politics between 1916 and the early 1920s had precisely the same geography as today.
– Russia’s enfeeblement since 1991, and what the West has expected Russia to accept, is more punitive even than the settlement imposed by the Germans (at Brest-Litovsk) in 1918.
– the Ukraine Crisis of 2014 is history repeating itself as it mirrors the first Ukraine crisis of 1918-1920.
Adam Tooze is Professor of History at Yale University. He taught for many years at the University of Cambridge. His last book, The Wages of Destruction: The Making and Breaking of the Nazi Economy was shortlisted for the Duff Cooper Prize and won both the Longman-History Today Book of the Year Prize and the Wolfson Prize.
‘Wages of Destruction is a magnificent demonstration of the explanatory power of economic history’ (Howard Davies, The Times); ‘One of the most important and original books to be published about the Third Reich in the past twenty years.’ – Niall Ferguson
Tooze has “delivered, for the first time amid all the current commemorative noise, a clear and compelling rationale as to why it is actually worth going back and looking at the era of the First World War… The Deluge reminds us, then, why we write history and why we should read it.” Neil Gregor.