Your nightmare is not a replay of the run up to WWII, but a replay (in exactly the same location) of the beginning of the Dark Ages in the mid-seventh century. (At least it is for those of us who subscribe to the Pirenne thesis that the rise of Islam, not the Germanic invasions caused the Dark Ages.)
If knowledge of that understanding of the history of late antiquity is not the source of your bad dreams, you need to read Pirenne's original 1938 Mohammed and Charlemagne (available in a reprint of the 1951 English translation in a very affordable Dover paperback edition) and Emmett Scott's 2012 Mohammed and Charlemage Revisited. (As should all FReepers concerned with the resurgence of Islam.)
posted on 11/08/2012 5:45:10 PM PST
(And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
I will sure look that up. Thanks.
posted on 11/08/2012 5:51:50 PM PST
(I am the warrant and the sanction)
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