The war that didn’t end all wars Admin Monday, August 11, 2014 In fact, as is widely recognized now, it was the war that dealt such a terrible blow to the European countries that the history of the 20th century can be read as a footnote to World War I. © 2023 The Catholic Thing. All rights reserved. For reprint rights, write to: [email protected] The Catholic Thing is a forum for intelligent Catholic commentary. Opinions expressed by writers are solely their own.