In Defense of Internment: The Case for 'Racial Profiling' in World War II and the War on Terror

In Defense of Internment: The Case for 'Racial Profiling' in World War II and the War on Terror

by Michelle Malkin
     
 

Everything you've been taught about the World War II "internment camps" in America is wrong:

  • They were not created primarily because of racism or wartime hysteria
  • They did not target only those of Japanese descent
  • They were not Nazi-style death camps

In her latest investigative tour-de-force, New York Times best-selling author Michelle

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Overview

Everything you've been taught about the World War II "internment camps" in America is wrong:

  • They were not created primarily because of racism or wartime hysteria
  • They did not target only those of Japanese descent
  • They were not Nazi-style death camps

In her latest investigative tour-de-force, New York Times best-selling author Michelle Malkin sets the historical record straight-and debunks radical ethnic alarmists who distort history to undermine common-sense, national security profiling. The need for this myth-shattering book is vital. President Bush's opponents have attacked every homeland defense policy as tantamount to the "racist" and "unjustified" World War II internment. Bush's own transportation secretary, Norm Mineta, continues to milk his childhood experience at a relocation camp as an excuse to ban profiling at airports. Misguided guilt about the past continues to hamper our ability to prevent future terrorist attacks.

In Defense of Internment shows that the detention of enemy aliens, and the mass evacuation and relocation of ethnic Japanese from the West Coast were not the result of irrational hatred or conspiratorial bigotry. This document-packed book highlights the vast amount of intelligence, including top-secret "MAGIC" messages, which revealed the Japanese espionage threat on the West Coast.
Malkin also tells the truth about:

  • who resided in enemy alien internment camps (nearly half were of European ancestry)
  • what the West Coast relocation centers were really like (tens of thousands of ethnic Japanese were allowed to leave; hundreds voluntarily chose to move in)
  • why the $1.65 billion federal reparations law for Japanese internees and evacuees was a bipartisan disaster
  • how both Japanese American and Arab/Muslim American leaders have united to undermine America's safety

With trademark fearlessness, Malkin adds desperately needed perspective to the ongoing debate about the balance between civil liberties and national security. In Defense of Internment will outrage, enlighten, and radically change the way you view the past-and the present.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780895260512
Publisher:
Regnery Publishing
Publication date:
07/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
6.24(w) x 9.04(h) x 1.38(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : a time to discriminate
Ch. 1The turncoats on Niihau Island1
Ch. 2The threat of the Rising Sun7
Ch. 3Sympathizers and subversives17
Ch. 4Spies like us27
Ch. 5The MAGIC revelations37
Ch. 6The internment of enemy aliens53
Ch. 7The rationale for evacuation65
Ch. 8Executive order 906681
Ch. 9The myth of the American "concentration camp"95
Ch. 10Reparations, revisionism, and the race card113
Ch. 11The "puffery" defense129
Ch. 12Damning America143
Conclusion : 12/7, 9/11, and beyond149
App. ARichard Kotoshirodo167
App. BMAGIC cables175
App. CIntelligence memos209
App. DThe Kenji Ito case271
App. EThe Coram Nobis cases273
App. FThe camps and centers281

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