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Twilight for the West?: A Century of Blunders and Appeasements Naive, Neophyte Politicians 1914-2014 by Richard M Osborn

Twilight for the West?: A Century of Blunders and Appeasements

Naive, Neophyte Politicians 1914-2014 by Richard M Osborn

Published March 30th 2015
ISBN : 9780692418413
Paperback
268 pages
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 About the Book 

The twentieth century began fairly peacefully, and the sun actually never set on the British Empire. The peace, however, only lasted a few years, and then anarchists (terrorists) started to appear everywhere in Europe. The 28th of June 1914 is theMoreThe twentieth century began fairly peacefully, and the sun actually never set on the British Empire. The peace, however, only lasted a few years, and then anarchists (terrorists) started to appear everywhere in Europe. The 28th of June 1914 is the day when everything changed. The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo started a chain of events that has lasted one hundred years. This is not a history book per se. Historians have written a multitude of books, about the wars of the last century and periods in between. This book points out the major blunders and appeasements by well meaning, ignorant politicians of the Western world, who kept repeating the same mistakes. Whether one talks about the loss of China, throwing the Shah or Mubarak under the proverbial bus, entering wars without enough troops to do the job, allowing Vladimir Lenin to travel back to Russia, the ultimate result is the same - consequences that are not to the benefit of the appeasers. In the last chapter of the book, the author lays out what he considers the biggest blunder(s) of all and why.