Berghahns View of Twentieth-Century State Violence
By T. Hunt Tooley
The title of Volker Berghahns 2006 book, Europe in the Era of the Two World Wars: From Militarism and Genocide to Civil Society, 19001950, suggests that his small work is something other than what it isan extended essay on the crescendo of brutality in the Western world and the rapid subsidence of this violence by 1950. Oddly, although Berghahn devotes more than one third of his text to Hitlers violence without bounds, he spends a mere five pages on Stalins experiment in violence.
|Other Independent Review articles by T. Hunt Tooley|
|Fall 2009||Some Costs of the Great War:Nationalizing Private Life|
|Winter 2006/07||All the People Are Now Guerillas:The Warfare of Sherman, Sheridan, and Lincoln, and the Brutality of the Twentieth Century|
|Fall 2004||A Low Dishonest Decade:The Great Powers, Eastern Europe, and the Economic Origins of World War II, 19301941|