...history, huge vessels once laden with riches and learning…were no concern of ours.” The mind, Valery wrote, is deeply injured and may not recover from the shock of its realization that there is no longer the buffer... ? In order to understand the Age of Anxiety, it is necessary to examine the events of World War One. This war began in June, 1914, with the assassination of Franz Ferdinand, the Archduke of Austria, by Serbian nationalists. The conflict ended on November 11, 1918, two days after the abdication of Kaiser Wilhelm 2nd. Russia, Britain, France, Japan, Italy and the U.S. were allied against Germany and Turkey. This was the first time that a war raged in some form across the entire globe. New...