Friday, April 24, 2009
THE MYTH OF THE GOOD WAR by Jacques Pauwels
Just finished Jacques R. Pauwels' The Myth of the Good War: an excellent read. It's all about America's real reasons for getting into WWII, and they aren't pretty. Some of the things the book talks about are the American power elite's sympathy for fascism, American corporations making big money in Nazi Germany manufacturing weapons for Hitler, and the largely American inspired division of Germany into two at the end of the war-- and there's lots more. Highly recommended. Tired of the "Greatest Generation" bullshit? Try this. Pauwels is a good writer. He also says in his forward that "the pages that follow do not offer any dramatic revelations or hitherto unknown facts." This is no "conspiracy theorist" in the pejorative sense of that loaded term. Pauwels simply shines a light on things that have been willfully overlooked or dishonestly interpreted for decades.