A Question of Inevitability?

Our friend Roger has started a new blog! This one is a bit different than his others, for its purpose is to connect history to our political world today, to discuss in-depth topics that delve into issues of human nature. His first post is about a topic he and I have ‘agreed to disagree’ on, and we do so without rancor, without angst, but simply as two adults who value our friendship. Take a look for yourself, and let Roger (and me) know your thoughts on this somewhat divisive topic! Thank you, Sir Roger!!! ๐Ÿ˜Š

The World As It Is. Not As It Should Be

These posts will be long. For the simple reason nothing in the history of Humanity can be wrapped up in one simple line. And monumental events should never be subjected to this approach.


Politics, History and in particular Military history have been interests of mine for most of my life. Despite the dislike many folk have for the first and third of these, they have been and are likely to be for a long time fixtures in The Human Condition. And the interactions which lead up to events are complex, with long histories of Cause & Effect. For instance, it would not be flippant to suggest that the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary of the 28th June 1914 led by a long route to the dropping of the Atom Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki on 6th August 1945 and 9th August 1945 respectively. It would be possibleโ€ฆ

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