Through War & Peace

Through War & Peace

Starting with superb confidence, the 20th Century plunged vigorously forward from ambush to ambush.

Other ages may have suffered greater agonies; none suf fered greater surprises. Much that seemed for the best turned out for the worst. Germany's progress led to Sarajevo and later to Buchenwald. Japan's progress became Pearl Harbor. The overthrow of the Czar became Communist dictatorship. The greatest triumphs of capitalism fell prey to socialism and bureaucracy. Science led to Hiroshima.

Shock after shock threw civilization into confusion. As the 20th Century plunged on, long-familiar bearings were lost in...

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