In a 2008 post, "Why the heck should I care about Iceland?" I said:
...Reading Mr. Evans-Pritchard's Balkan reference, you can almost hear a muted drumbeat of 1914. Spooky.During his time at Trinity College, Cambridge Mr. Evans-Pritchard probably read a bit of European history; in April of this year he got me going again when I said:
Gather round kids while Uncle Ambrose tells us about the spring of 2010....A very obscure evocation of a Solzhenitsyn title, "August 1914".
This meandering was prompted by this morning's headlines:
Report: Hungary official says economy 'grave'
Really? Now We’re Worried About Hungary?
Europe's Core Is Burning, As Austria Next On The Implosion Radar; German, France CDS Blow Out
Here's hoping that I don't have to trot out Tuchman's "The March of Folly" as my next reference.
Or worse, her "The guns of August".