Reframing the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict as a Civil War

In his provocative new book, Enzo Traverso proposes not only considering World Wars I and II as a single conflict, but also framing them as an extended European civil war, rather than a global struggle; can the same concept be applied to the Middle East?

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“Fire and Blood: The European Civil War, 1914-1945,” by Enzo Traverso (translated from the French by David Fernbach); Verso Books, 293 pages, $26.95