The Splendid Blond Beast: Money, Law and Genocide in the Twentieth Century

The Splendid Blond Beast: Money, Law and Genocide in the Twentieth Century

by Christopher Simpson, Common Courage Press
     
 

ISBN-10: 1567510620

ISBN-13: 9781567510621

Pub. Date: 07/01/2002

Publisher: Common Courage Press

The most appalling crime in human affairs is certainly genocide. But perhaps even more shocking is the fact that those who organize and even those who commit mass murder are rarely punished for what they have done. Most, in fact, profit from their crimes. The Splendid Blond Beast is the latest investigation into this seamiest side of the twentieth century, from the…  See more details below

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The most appalling crime in human affairs is certainly genocide. But perhaps even more shocking is the fact that those who organize and even those who commit mass murder are rarely punished for what they have done. Most, in fact, profit from their crimes. The Splendid Blond Beast is the latest investigation into this seamiest side of the twentieth century, from the author of the award-winning Blowback, the groundbreaking study of the U.S. government's recruitment of former Nazis. Christopher Simpson's new research reveals that CIA chief Allen Dulles organized the escape of the highest-ranking SS killer to survive World War II, along with a number of the officer's senior aides. Each of these Nazis had been personally responsible for the deportation of Jews to death camps and for mass executions of resistance fighters. Dulles also used U.S. government lists to help install former slave-labor specialists in key positions in postwar Germany. In addition to presenting this revelatory expose of government malfeasance, Simpson traces the roots of mass murder as an instrument of state power, from the Armenian genocide of World War I through Hitler's Holocaust. He shows how the existing structures of international law and commerce have at critical points actually encouraged mass murder and the escape of war criminals. Corporate looting and profiteering at the expense of innocents are often built into genocide, Simpson contends, and influence which killers are most likely to escape justice and who is predisposed to help them. The Splendid Blond Beast is a disturbing and often profound book about the roots of evil in our time.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781567510621
Publisher:
Common Courage Press
Publication date:
07/01/2002
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
880,099
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1The Splendid Blond Beast3
2"The Immediate Demands of Justice"15
3Young Turks27
4Bankers, Lawyers, and Linkage Groups43
5The Profits of Persecution59
6"Who Still Talks of the Armenians?"75
7No Action Required99
8Katyn117
9Silk Stocking Rebel133
10"The Present Ruling Class of Germany"149
11The Trials Begin159
12Morgenthau's Plan171
13"This Needs to Be Dragged Out Into the Open"189
14Sunrise199
15White Lists217
16Prisoner Transfers233
17Double-Think on Denazification245
18"It Would Be Undesirable if This Became Publicly Known"255
19The End of the War Crimes Commission269
20Money, Law, and Genocide279
Appendix289
Notes and Sources311
Index385

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