1917: Lenin, Wilson, and the Birth of the New World Disorder
  • 1917: Lenin, Wilson, and the Birth of the New World Disorder
  • 1917: Lenin, Wilson, and the Birth of the New World Disorder
ISBN: 0062570897
EAN13: 9780062570895
Language: English
Release Date: Nov 27, 2018
Pages: 496
Dimensions: 1.771654" H x 7.952756" L x 5.354331" W
Weight: 0.7804364 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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How did two men move the world away from wars for land and treasure to wars over ideas and ideologies--a change that would go on to kill millions?

In April 1917, Woodrow Wilson--champion of American democracy but also of segregation, advocate for free trade and a new world order based on freedom and justice--thrust the United States into the First World War in order to make the world safe for democracy--only to see his dreams for a liberal international system dissolve into chaos, bloodshed, and betrayal.

That October, Vladimir Lenin--communist revolutionary and advocate for class war and dictatorship of the proletariat--would overthrow Russia's earlier democratic revolution that had toppled the powerful czar, all in the name of liberating humanity--and instead would set up the most repressive totalitarian regime in history, the Soviet Union.

In this incisive, fast-paced history, the New York Times bestselling author Arthur Herman brilliantly reveals how Lenin and Wilson rewrote the rules of modern geopolitics. Prior to and through the end of World War I, countries marched into war only to advance or protect their national interests. After World War I, countries began going to war over ideas. Together Lenin and Wilson unleashed the disruptive Read More chevron_right

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