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The People as Enemy: The Leaders' Hidden Agenda in World War II


Manufacturer: Black Rose Books

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"More than forty-six million soldiers and civilians perished in Warld War II, not counting more than five million Jews killed in the Holocaust. Whole cities were bombed for the express purpose of killing civilians by the hundreds of thousands. And yet this war is known as "the good war" on the grounds that the aim of the Allied nations of Great Britain, the United States, the Soviet Union and China, and the outcome of the war, was to save the world from bieng enslaved by the Axis (Fascist) nations of Germany, Italy and Japan who intended to establish a "master race" tyranny worse than anything the world had ever seen.
That is the official view of the war—the one we have all been taught—but presented here in The People As Enemy is a very different, and disturbing view. This alternative view argues that the aims of the national leaders were not democracy and self-determination, but were, as wars generally are, opportunities to suppress class rebellion—to intimidate working people everywhere from rising up against elite power.
Spritzler maintains that our understanding of World War II is especially important today because the myths of World War II are the same as the myths that are being used in the "war against terrorism" by government and corporate leaders to control people and pursue ends that have nothing to do with protecting us from terrorism."

John Spritzler. Black Rose, 2003.

Product Code: 9781551642161

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