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The ghosts of the Somme

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Submitted by David W. Lincoln (Canada), Sep 26, 2006 at 16:15

I forgot to pose one question in my earlier post. Is Europe, both old and new, still haunted by the ghosts of the Somme? For, as near as I can recon (thereby making myself subject to possible correction) the world which was introduced via the industrial revolution came to an end when the last soldier left the battle of the Somme in the first world war. Since then, some things have changed, but others have not.

So, I stick by my question: are those Europeans who are counselling a soft line towards Iran, are they still haunted by the Ghosts of the Somme?

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Daniel Pipes replies:

Yes, very much so. See "[Appeasement and] Why Europe Balks" for an explanation.

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