Monday, 4 July 2011

Bismarck by Jonathan Steinberg - New Books in History

Nobody did more to shape the Twentieth Century in Europe than Bismarck.  He united the disparate German states to create Germany, instigated regime change in France and basically redrew the map and rewrote the rulebook.  But the man himself is an enigma. Was Bismarck a liberal or a conservative?  What were his values?  How did he see his role, and what was his motivation.  This podcast doesn't really answer any of these questions but you do feel yourself getting to know the man a bit more.

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