World War One: A Watershed in World History (MP3 download)
By Andrew Lewis
For a “war to end all wars,” World War I ignited a remarkably bloody century. It also catalyzed a fundamental change in Western culture’s sense-of life. Why? How could the assassination of a single, unloved aristocrat have unleashed such a slaughter and brought on such change? On its 100th anniversary, this course examines WWI’s causes and consequences: not the battles, but the ideas and events that precipitated the war and the political and cultural effects that endure to the present.
This talk was recorded at the Objectivist Summer Conference 2014 in Las Vegas, NV.