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“Why was Vienna so important, as opposed to Berlin, Paris, or London to the elaboration of this doctrine? Slobodian’s answer has to do with the urgent desire of some who lived through the disintegration of the Austro-Hungarian empire to reproduce on a global scale what they regarded as their empire’s greatest achievement: the creation of a prosperous zone of free trade and market development across numerous lands.” Read more...
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