No war is inevitable until it breaks out.
Category Archive: A. J. P. Taylor
Human blunders usually do more to shape history than human wickedness.
Nothing is inevitable until it happens.
A racing tipster who only reached Hitler’s level of accuracy would not do well for his clients.
Psychoanalysts believe that the only ‘normal’ people are those who cause no trouble either to themselves or anyone else.
The great armies, accumulated to provide security and preserve the peace, carried the nations to war by their own weight.
The crusade against Communism was even more imaginary than the specter of Communism.
A master of improvised speech and improvised policies.
In my opinion, most of the great men of the past were only there for the beer – the wealth, prestige and grandeur that went with the power.
No matter what political reasons are given for war, the underlying reason is always economic.