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Margaret MacMillan - Good history keeps asking questions

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The historian Margaret MacMillan told us why it’s important to understand the “mental framework” of decision makers when talking about why Europe went to war in 1914…

MacMillan explains how ideas around social Darwinism contributed to a perception that armed combat was almost a desirable option, and how – as with more recent conflicts like Iraq – there is always a choice when it comes to going to war.

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