World affairs primer, part II

Last week's column recommended some works of theory and history as a foundation for further reading on international politics. On that further reading list could be the following: – Barbara Tuchman's The Guns of August is still the classic account of the start of the Great War, which started so much of the calamitous 20th century, while Paul Fussell's The Great War and Modern Memory remains the best study of its cultural and psychological consequences.

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