Monday, June 8, 2015

Frum and WWI

I find David Frum execreble, usually.  Ostensibly Republican, he goes beyond RINO to "Might was well be saboteur for the Liberals trying to destroy libertarian conservatism from the inside."   He's been a promoter of strict  gun control in the past.  If you grant he is conservative he is the epitome of my favorite term 'Metrocon.'

But sometimes he writes stuff I like, to give him credit where due.

Like this piece of World War One in the Atlantic.

What would the world look like if the US had dragged it's feet or Pershing had had a heart attack on March 1st 1917 or Mexico had acted up instead?  And Germany drove the Allies to the bargaining table first after a spring offensive.  Frum is on the same page as me.  Ish.  Close enough. 

1 comment:

Comrade Misfit said...

I think Frum is wrong. Germany would have been almost as geographically constrained as she still is. And she would have been dealing with trying to prop up the rotting Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Germany wasn't much better off than the Western Allies were. Her people had endured years of privation, far rougher than that of the French or the British. A negotiated peace in 1917 would probably have, eventually, led to a restart of the war. Only without the Nazis.