One of Zenpundit’s most influential book recommendations for me was The Wages of Destruction: The Making and Breaking of the Nazi Economy by Adam Tooze. Wages of Destruction made most other books on the Nazi
complicated run German economy of 1920-1945 look infantile. I read Tooze’s newest book The Deluge: The Great War and the Remaking of Global Order 1916-1931 over July. A review is in the works. While you stay up nights waiting for that, Tooze gave three lectures at Stanford University’s Europe Center worth absorbing based on The Deluge:
- Making Peace in Europe 1917-1919: Brest-Litovsk and Versailles
- Hegemony: Europe, America and the problem of financial reconstruction, 1916-1933
- Unsettled Lands: the interwar crisis of agrarian Europe
The rise of the American empire 1849-1922 is the great question of our time.
[Cross-posted on Zenpundit]
6 thoughts on “The ghost at all our feasts: three lectures by Adam Tooze”
The Wages of Destruction was one of the most interesting books I have ever read. And one of the saddest.
I second that. Great book.
“The rise of the American empire 1849-1922 is the great question of our time.”
Wow, down the LCR rabbit hole once again
1922 … Washington Naval Conference? Treaty brings us to parity with England, thus the British Empire has formally yielded hegemony?
But 1849 … Consulting Wikipedia I see only this candidate: “Regular steamboat service from the west to the east coast of the United States … .”
I am peering down the rabbit hole.
California gold rush?
Gold star for Lex and Grurry
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