Learning from the First World War

July 28, 2014 – Tom Woods discusses the factors that led to the start of WWI with Hunt Tooley, author of “The Western Front: Battle Ground and Home Front in the First World War.

“There was a sense that the war would be a short war… There was a sense that with all of the new weaponry and so forth that, even if it were a full-fledged war that it wouldn’t last very long,” Tooley said. “It would be over by Christmas or by spring or something. And they didn’t calculate that all of these parts and pieces of the alliance system would kick in and create these two big sides.”

What are your thoughts on the First World War, and do you think we may be on a path toward the next war?