First World War

The Short War That Might Have Been

“Civilisations die from suicide, not by murder,” wrote Arnold Toynbee. So do empires, and so do nations. Once again, Western civilisation is under mortal threat. This comes from a deepening schism between the rank-and-file and a cosmopolitan urban elite who have turned away from the source of all their wealth: free enterprise and private property under a constitutional, sovereign state, grounded on traditional civil society. Identifying this threat in his recently-published tour de force, Sovereignty in the 21st Century: And the Crisis for Identity, Cultures, Nation-States, and Civilizations, Gregory Copley, the prolific Washington-based strategist who has advised leaders around the world…

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