chapter  3
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Cognitive closure and crisis politics

The Austrians should move, the sooner the better, and the Russians-although friends of Serbia-will not intervene.

Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg, July 5, 1914

If war does not break out, if the czar is unwilling, or alarmed, if France counsels peace, we shall have the prospect of splitting the Entente.