Arising out of the depths of the horrors of WW1 came the hopes and aspirations that the “war to end all wars” would summon into being a new era of lasting peace built upon a foundation of liberal internationalism. Regrettably it didn’t happen, and the world was soon plunged into even greater horrors. But why? In The Deluge, the Great War, America and the Remaking of Global Order, 1916-1931, (Penguin Books, 2014) Adam Tooze recounts the events of this critical period of world history in what the New York Times Book Review calls “a splendid interpretive history.” Join us as we explore this often overlooked period of history, make our own determination of whether or not we agree with Tooze’s interpretation and gain an understanding of how the issues that plagued the peacemakers then still have relevance in our world today. No class on 11/21/18.