Austria was no more wrong in opposing our claims than we were in making them.
—Bismarck, on the Austro-Prussian War of 1866.ROBERT K. MASSIE, DREADNOUGHT 59 (Random House 1991).
Is it possible for good men to come to blows without anyone being to blame? And was World War I a real-life realization of that possibility? Those are the two questions this essay means to pursue.