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A Dream of Armageddon (H.G. Wells)

A man of our time (or rather 1901) dreams that he is a 22nd century man, a once-powerful politician, driven from office because of an unsuitable romance. The man of the future is asked to return to power before foolish men can tip the world into war but because he would be required to set his lover aside he refuses. He resolves to simply turn his back on the world that rejected his lover; unfortunately for him, his desire to ignore the world does not mean the world will ignore him.

I thought the romance might be a reference to Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson but the original long predated the radio play.

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