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Course of Our Times, The; Eclipse Of The Old World, The

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Course of Our Times, The
Eclipse Of The Old World, The
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Historical survey hosted by Abram Sachar, Brandeis University. Series release date: 1973

Program Description

“At the end of the nineteenth century Europe was the center of the world and Britain was the center of Europe. This world, which believed implicitly in progress and had great faith in the capacity and motivations of man, was to be drastically altered as World War I destroyed not only the four empires of Germany, Austria, Russia and Turkey, but also the sanctions and values that had been considered immutable. The chief causality was man’s belief in what he was doing and thereafter whatever happened were not events but consequences as the past became the womb of the future.”



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Chicago: “Course of Our Times, The; Eclipse Of The Old World, The,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 16, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B6B7192F2865469B9383745348052E68.
MLA: “Course of Our Times, The; Eclipse Of The Old World, The.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 16, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B6B7192F2865469B9383745348052E68>.
APA: Course of Our Times, The; Eclipse Of The Old World, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B6B7192F2865469B9383745348052E68
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