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Parade’s End

Ms. Wannop means, “pulling the strings of the shower-bath.” There is a blind spot in the American historical brain–and let’s be generous to ascribe only one–that is the First World War.  The loss of life on such a large scale … Continue reading

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All Quiet on the Western Front

How senseless is everything that can ever be written, done, or thought, when such things are possible. There is a style in some books.  The sentences are short, but each one expresses something profound because every moment in the story … Continue reading

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The Economic Consequences of the Peace

We shall never be able to move again, unless we can free our limbs from these paper shackles. Entangling alliances or entangling leagues are nothing to the entanglements of cash owing. I suspect that, next to Karl Marx, the name … Continue reading

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