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.


Adam Hochschild

Comments [5]

paul from ny

Questions for mr. hochschild; were there any significant firgures, in any of the major belligerent gove3rnments, who were trying to negotiate a "no winners, no losers" settlement once the war started? werer there any back channels trying to acieve the same result?

May. 09 2011 02:26 PM
siobhan Farrugia from LIC, NY

Elbert Hubbard tried to go to germany to talk to Germany Chancellor Wilhen into not going into the war but he was killed on the Lousitania. Hubbard had lost his citizenship but got it back to make that trip to germany. Would he have been able to talk the Cahncellor out of it?

May. 09 2011 01:57 PM
henry from somerset

One of Hitler's libels against the Jews was that they instigated WWI. This did its part to incite the Germans against their Jewish countrymen.

May. 09 2011 01:54 PM
Amy from Manhattan

Emmeline Pankhurst carried out WWI missions for the British gov't.? What kind?

And what were the laws in Great Britain under which pacifists were jailed?

May. 09 2011 01:54 PM
Amy from Manhattan

I'm sure some people would choose the Russian Revolution in 1917 as the 1 event of the early 20th c. they'd reverse. Could Adam Hochschild comment on what relationship there might have been btwn. the 2 events?

May. 09 2011 01:33 PM

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