. . . Instead, the fall of the German, Austro-Hungarian and Russian monarchies let the poisons of the French Revolution loose unchecked upon the West and upon the world. The Marxist historian Arno Mayer is correct in arguing that in 1914, the United States represented (as a republic, with France) the international left, while by 1919 it was organizing the international right. America had not changed; the spectrum had shifted around it. . .
William S. Lind “The Prussian Monarchy Stuff." From his column On War No.177, 31 July 2006.
I have a lot of disagreements with Mr. Lind, over such things as the war in Iraq, but we also have many views in common, and on one particular subject, (the disaster called World War I), Mr. Lind is virtually channeling El Jefe. Go read his piece, here. Food for thought.
As Mr. Lind says elsewhere, of the murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo, on the 28 June 1914 which kicked-off the madness: “. . .unhappy day! Franz Ferdinand, you took the world with you.”