The 1914 Analogy

Crozier, Brian
May 1980
National Review;5/30/1980, Vol. 32 Issue 11, p648
The article comments on the 1914 analogy given by West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt which compared the status of the great powers in the spring of 1980 with the conditions of international politics in the spring of 1914 that resulted to World War I. It offers information on an article by professor Miles Kahler of Princeton University on the possibility of another world war. It explores the reason of Schmidt for subscribing to the 1914 analogy. The problems of Schmidt with the left wing of his Social Democratic Party are explored.


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