Leaving World War II Behind

Leaving World War II Behind

by David Swanson

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This book documents the case that World War II happened in such a different world that it has little relevance to today's foreign policy, as well as the case that U.S. participation in WWII was not justifiable. Specifically, WWII was not fought to rescue anyone from persecution, was not necessary for defense, was the most damaging and destructive event yet to occur, and would not have happened had any one of these factors been missing: World War I, the manner in which WWI was ended, U.S. funding and arming of Nazis, a U.S. arms race with Japan, U.S. development of racial segregation, U.S. development of eugenics, U.S. development of genocide and ethnic cleansing, or the U.S. and British prioritization of opposing the Soviet Union at all costs. The author corrects numerous misconceptions about the most popular and misunderstood war in western culture, in order to build a case for moving to a world beyond war.


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Product Details

BN ID: 2940162702658
Publisher: David Swanson
Publication date: 09/15/2020
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 989,948
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

David Swanson is an author, activist, journalist, and radio host. He is executive director of World BEYOND War and campaign coordinator for RootsAction.org. He blogs at DavidSwanson.org and WarIsACrime.org. He hosts Talk Nation Radio at TalkNationRadio.org. He is a Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, and was awarded the 2018 Peace Prize by the U.S. Peace Memorial Foundation. Swanson's previous books include:
20 Dictators Currently Supported by the U.S. (2020)
Peace Almanac (2019)
Curing Exceptionalism: What's wrong with how we think about the United States? What can we do about it? (2018)
A Global Security System: An Alternative to War (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018-19, 2020) (co-author)
War Is Never Just (2016)
War Is A Lie: Second Edition (2016)
Killing Is Not a Way of Life (2014)
War No More: The Case for Abolition (2013)
When the World Outlawed War (2011)
Iraq War Among World's Worst Events (2013)
Tube World (2012)
The Military Industrial Complex at 50 (2012)
War Is A Lie -- First Edition (2010)
Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union (2009)
The 35 Articles of Impeachment and the Case for Prosecuting George W. Bush (2008) (co-author)

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