Guns of August Loaded as Debt Fight Goes to Wire: Jonathan Alter

July 29 (Bloomberg) -- In Barbara Tuchman’s classic account of the outbreak of World War I, “The Guns of August,” neither Germany nor its adversaries seem to want war in 1914. But they stumble into it anyway. Substitute “default” for “war” and you have a good idea of where we are in the Great Debt-Limit Crisis of 2011.

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