Tag Archives: Christopher Clark

Sleepwalking Diplomats? A discussion sponsored by the German Foreign Ministry

1.Weltkrieg: #Steinmeier eröffnet heute 19:30h Diskussion mit Historikern #Clark +#Krumeich @DHMBerlin http://t.co/JFJomw9ylL @DeutscheWelle — Auswärtiges Amt (@AuswaertigesAmt) March 14, 2014 Advertisements

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Two of Fritz Fischer’s “granddaughters”

Here is a Tweet from Christa Pöppelmann. #ww1 #ErsterWeltkrieg Die "Fischer-Enkelinnen"-Rezension der FAZ ist jetzt online: http://t.co/VvygwvUHaO — Christa Pöppelmann (@Juli1914) March 17, 2014 The Frankfurter Allgemeine has published a very brief dual review of her book, July 1914 and Annika … Continue reading

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Concerning “Sleepwalkers”

I currently have a number of posts in this blog’s “green room” – generally pieces of a historiographical nature that I want to mull over and make sure to get right. Several of these posts concern Christopher Clark’s Sleepwalkers and … Continue reading

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The “War Guilt Question” in France

One of the difficult questions being raised in the centenary commemoration regards national and individual culpability for starting the Great War. Both the British and the Germans are much taken with it at this point. The BBC has run shows … Continue reading

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John C. G. Röhl in the Süddeutsche Zeitung

John C. G. Röhl recounts the ongoing debate in Britain on the origins of the Great War and offers his own take in an article, “Wie Deutschland 1914 den Krieg plante,” in the March 5 edition of the Süddeutsche Zeitung. One … Continue reading

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German commemoration of the Great War

How should Germany commemorate the Great War? Having just had a spasm of high-profile events, the British are asking, “are we the only ones.” There is also an attitude of “why can’t they be like us” that Americans are frequently … Continue reading

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On Niall Ferguson

A 9PM GMT, the BBC aired The Pity of War with Niall Ferguson. The page for the show is here.  At this posting, the full hour thirty minute show is not available, nor the series of video clips. After the … Continue reading

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