Rethinking the Good War
Vance Publications, Sep 1, 2009 - 36 pages
The legacy of World War II is a gruesome one. The bombing of civilians on a grand scale was adopted as an intentional policy. The killing of innocents at a distance was made part of our national character. The military/industrial warfare state became a permanent fixture in the United States. World War II ushered in the nuclear age of mutually assured destruction. The war also set a precedent for later interventions by the world┐s new superpower. Yet, although over 50 million people died in the war┐including 405,000 Americans┐it is still universally recognized as the Good War. It is time to rethink the Good War. Initially written on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the German invasion of Poland that officially began World War II, this essay was originally published on September 1, 2009, on LewRockwell.com.
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