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  •  The German citizens should not have been (9+ / 0-)

    held financially responsible for World War I. No matter what the moral or philosophical reasoning, the policy that came from the decision to hold them responsible ended up seriously screwing over Europe and IMO led to the second World War. Of course, I'm a Keynesian, and that was his argument at Versailles.

    I found out some awful things about the writing of that Treaty in school. For instance, apparently only Lloyd George and Clemenceau spoke enough languages to talk with all of the country's delegates directly--or maybe it was just Clemenceau; it's been so many years since college I don't remember anymore! I do remember thinking when I first heard it "Jesus H. Christ, didn't they have trustworthy, expert translators? What kind of international politics is this?"

    if necessary for years; if necessary, alone

    by SouthernLiberalinMD on Mon Jan 28, 2013 at 07:09:32 AM PST

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