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Book Club: The Sleepwalkers by Christopher Clark

This months’ Book for #rememberww1 virtual book club is “Sleepwalkers” by Christopher Clark.

In October of 2014 Clark gave a presentation at the World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri on “How Europe Went to War in 1914.” Clark discusses how his book comes from the angle of not “why” Europe went to war, but “how”.   159 more words

Road To War

"True Blue" and Supper at Leander Club

13 March 2017

This is a reminder that the feature film True Blue (1996), which is based on the book True Blue: The Oxford Boat Race Mutiny… 277 more words

Viewing of “True Blue” and Supper at Leander

3 March 2017

After two very successful documentary film evenings with supper in December 2016 and February 2017, Leander Club in Henley-on-Thames will arrange a third film evening on Wednesday, 22 March. 308 more words

There are other ways of establishing authority

Trump = Hitler? Nah.

Trump = Kaiser Wilhelm II? Hmmm. . . .

Consider:

From Christopher Clark, The Sleepwalkers:

Like Nicholas II, Wilhelm frequently—especially in the early years of his reign—bypassed his responsible ministers by consulting with ‘favourites’, encouraged factional strife in order to undermine the unity of government, and expounded views that had not been cleared with the relevant ministers or were at odds with prevailing policy.

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Musing

Nane tsoxa - I've no skirt

The French group “Bratsch” has played quite a few Romani songs during decades. Soon, next December they will give up performance.
I want to share a favourite old standard of our traditional folk music as a memory of them and a farewell to them: … 548 more words

Memory

Review: Sleepwalkers by Christopher Clark

I read this because it’s coming up on the anniversary of the First World War, and I wanted to know how it all got started. 50 more words

Books

Die Nicht-Schlafwandler

Vor längerer Zeit hatte ich angekündigt, dass ich mich mit dem stark diskutierten Buch „Die Schlafwandler“ von Christopher Clark befassen wollte. In der Tat hat es etwas länger gedauert, die Diskussion in der Fachwelt scheint sich etwas beruhigt zu haben und das große Augenmerk auf den Ausbruch des Ersten Weltkriegs hat sich auf andere historische Jahrestage verlagert. 5,391 more words

Literature