Loyalty and Rebellion During WWI
Monday, May 09, 2011
Adam Hochschild discusses World War I, which stands as one of history’s most senseless spasms of carnage. In To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918, he focuses on the long-ignored moral drama of the war’s critics, alongside its generals and heroes. Thrown in jail for their opposition to the war were Britain’s leading investigative journalist, a future winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, and an editor who, behind bars, published a newspaper on toilet paper for his fellow inmates. He looks at whether we can ever avoid repeating history.