The place you will always long for but never be able to go.
The most catastrophic war in Western history still echoes one-hundred years later, even in the material sphere. When it comes to the decline of the West, all roads still lead back to this nightmare. Yes, there were certainly problems in the West prior to 1914, but it was only after 1914 that the full blown, suicidal death wish, so evident today, set in in Europe. America took a little longer, but, as always, followed in Europe's train. There was a brief revival of optimism and the will to live in the 1950's and early 1960's in both America and Europe, so of course that had to be slapped down via the '68'ers and the "counterculture". Sickening, really.
Somewhere in the Rufiji Delta, off the coast of German East Africa (now Tanzania), lies the wreck of the famous SMS Königsberg (1905).
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