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Great War Legacy

April 2024
1min read

I have rarely read such a well-written and interesting analysis of what the First World War meant to Western civilization (“What We Lost in the Great War,” July/August). John Steele Gordon makes accurate and cogent points throughout his piece, and it is refreshing to read an author who is unafraid to point to the war’s devastating effects that occurred away from the battlefield and who does not automatically condemn the values of the society that fought the conflict.

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