A World Without World War I
Palgrave Macmillan 2014
9781137278531   Product Code: 23886
If the Archduke had never been assassinated, would the First World War have been avoided? Here a political theorist considers this possibility and postulates a number of alternative histories, including one with no Second World War or nuclear weapons but with science, medicine and social and racial tolerance developing at a much slower pace. The analyses of such fictional outcomes offer interesting perspectives on the 20th century and the factors that have made the modern world. Slightly off-mint.