Rolling The “Iron Dice”: Outbreak Of The First World War (Podcast)

Bismark had an expression for taking great and fateful decisions:  he called such actions “rolling the iron dice.”  Stephen Kotkin’s masterful biography of Joseph Stalin (click on the image above) contains a keen discussion on the outbreak of the First World War.  I discuss some of the relevant points made; from there we draw general conclusions that apply to contemporary events.


This podcast is available in a number of different media platformsincluding Soundcloud, iTunes, YouTube, and Google Play.  

Brought to you courtesy of Fortress of the Mind Publications.

3 thoughts on “Rolling The “Iron Dice”: Outbreak Of The First World War (Podcast)

  1. A podcast on the Syrian war would be a good follow up to this as well.

    You capture the feelings that I’ve tried to encapsulate in my upcoming story for 2017, centering on the tragedy of the war, which is a literary sentiment that goes back to Homer.

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