Reviews // 2 Articles
The Berlin-Baghdad Express: The Ottoman Empire and Germany’s Bid for World Power
19 Oct 2010 // 5:00 PM
Kaiser Wilhelm II's oriental fixation had... the feeling of a love affair, as he courted the affections of the various peoples of the Ottoman Empire... Wilhelm wanted Germans to lead the way in 'civilizing' the Middle East, reinvigorating its moribund economy and integrating it with Europe’s.
'The Berlin Baghdad Express' Illustrates Germany's Islamic Connections
26 Sep 2010 // 5:00 PM
Sean McMeekin examines the all but forgotten jihad that Germany attempted to oversee during World War I.
History's Greatest Heist by Sean McMeekin
18 May 2009 // 4:59 PM
McMeekin moves away from a more adolescent fascination with the excitement of revolution and points towards a more pragmatic, exploitative side.