WWI Un-Necessary

Oxford historian Niall Ferguson talks about the real motives for war. His book, “The Pity of War” concludes that World War I was unnecessary. In the US, World War I led DIRECTLY to: – The IRS and the taxing of personal income (there had never been a tax on personal income in the US before) – The Federal Reserve (The third attempt to create a central bank in the US and the first attempt in the 20th century) – The Pentagon and the explosive expenses of a ‘standing army’ – The draft (the second one in US history, the first being the Civil War) – The invention of modern propaganda. In Europe, the slaughter during World War I was unprecedented making the extreme excesses and violence of the 1930s and the Second World War possible.