Friday 17 Aug 2018 | 23:39 | SYDNEY
Friday 17 Aug 2018 | 23:39 | SYDNEY

Reader riposte: Is diplomacy necessary?

11 January 2011 16:00

Richard Green:

Sam writes,'Well, the nations of Europe were making money off each other in 1914 too, but it didn't stop them engaging in wholesale slaughter for four years.'

I think it's necessary to point out that whilst exchange didn't allow any country to avoid the wholesale slaughter, diplomacy allowed them to make sure no country avoided it.