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Old 12-14-2011, 05:28 AM
Florian Florian is offline
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Default Re: Science Saturday: Civilized Violence (Maggie Koerth-Baker & Jessa Gamble)

Originally Posted by Sulla the Dictator View Post
I don't know if that's necessarily so. Socialists and Progressives like TR were pretty militant. I'm pretty sure that German Socialists, for instance, were generally supportive of the German war effort in WWI until the last year.
It is a well-known fact that many French, English and German socialists rallied to the "patriot party" once war was declared. I don't see how this bears on my statement. If anything, it confirms what I said: that the opinion of pacifists was powerless to prevent the outbreak of war.

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