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Churchill, Hitler, and "The Unnecessary War": How Britain Lost Its Empire and the West Lost the World

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Were World Wars I and II—which can now be seen as a thirty-year paroxysm of slaughter and destruction—inevitable? Were they necessary wars? Were the bloodiest and most devastating conflicts ever suffered by mankind fated by forces beyond men’s control? Or were they products of calamitous failures of judgment? In this monumental and provocative history, Patrick Buchanan makes the case that, if not for the blunders of British statesmen—Winston Churchill first among them—the horrors of two world wars and the Holocaust might have been avoided and the British Empire might never have collapsed into ruins. Half a century of murderous oppression of scores of millions under the iron boot of Communist tyranny might never have happened, and Europe’s central role in world affairs might have been sustained for many generations.

Among the British and Churchillian blunders were:

• The secret decision of a tiny cabal in the inner Cabinet in 1906 to take Britain straight to war against Germany, should she invade France

• The vengeful Treaty of Versailles that muti- lated Germany, leaving her bitter, betrayed, and receptive to the appeal of Adolf Hitler

• Britain’s capitulation, at Churchill’s urging, to American pressure to sever the Anglo- Japanese alliance, insulting and isolating Japan, pushing her onto the path of militarism and conquest

• The 1935 sanctions that drove Italy straight into the Axis with Hitler

• The greatest blunder in British history: the unsolicited war guarantee to Poland of March 1939—that guaranteed the Second World War

• Churchill’s astonishing blindness to Stalin’s true ambitions.

Certain to create controversy and spirited argument, Churchill, Hitler, and “The Unnecessary War” is a grand and bold insight into the historic failures of judgment that ended centuries of European rule and guaranteed a future no one who lived in that vanished world could ever have envisioned.

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A leading conservative thinker presents a revisionist history of the twentieth century that argues that Churchill's actions propelled Britain into two World Wars, a situation that led to the collapse of the British empire and ended Europe's global dominance. 80,000 first printing.

Synopsis:

Were World Wars I and II--which can now be seen as a thirty-year paroxysm of slaughter and destruction--inevitable? Were they necessary wars? Were the bloodiest and most devastating conflicts ever suffered by mankind fated by forces beyond men&#

About the Author

PATRICK J. BUCHANAN was a senior adviser to three American presidents; ran twice for the Republican presidential nomination, in 1992 and 1996; and was the Reform Party candidate in 2000. The author of nine other books, including the bestsellers Right from the Beginning; A Republic, Not an Empire; The Death of the West; State of Emergency; and Day of Reckoning, Buchanan is a syndicated columnist and founding member of three of America’s foremost public affairs shows: NBC’s The McLaughlin Group and CNN’s The Capital Gang and Crossfire. He is now a senior political analyst for MSNBC.

Table of Contents

Preface: What happened to us/ — Introduction: The Great Civil War of the West — The end of "Splendid Isolation" — Last summer of yesterday — "A poisonous spirit of revenge" — "A lot of silly little cruisers" — 1935: Collapse of the Stresa Front — 1936: the Rhineland — 1938: Anschluss — Munich — Fatal blunder — April fools — "An unnecessary war" — Gruesome harvest — Hitler's ambitions — Man of the century — America inherits the empire — Notes — Bibliography — Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307409560
Subtitle:
How Britain Lost Its Empire and the West Lost the World
Publisher:
Crown Publishers
Creator:
Patrick J. Buchanan
Author:
Buchanan, Patrick J.
Author:
State of Emergency</i
Author:
Patrick J. Buchanan
Author:
A Republic, Not an Empire
Author:
Buchanan, Patrick Joseph
Author:
The Death of the West
Subject:
History : Modern - 20th Century
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
World - Post-Colonial Studies
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
Churchill, Winston
Subject:
Hitler, Adolf
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Subject:
Western Civilization-20th Century
Subject:
World History-1650 to Present
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main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20080527
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
518

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Biography » Presidents and Heads of State
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History and Social Science » Military » World War II » General
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Foreign Policy
History and Social Science » World History » 1650 to Present
History and Social Science » World History » General
History and Social Science » World History » Germany » General

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"Synopsis" by , Were World Wars I and II--which can now be seen as a thirty-year paroxysm of slaughter and destruction--inevitable? Were they necessary wars? Were the bloodiest and most devastating conflicts ever suffered by mankind fated by forces beyond men&#
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