ered that it is a "republic" and its playboy Carol a hardworking statesman.(9) Turkey has been neutralized with a loan of 60,000,000 pounds.

Finland's new People's Government is headed by the old revolutionary Kuusinen who "left Finland 20 years ago during the White Guard Terror", Time, Dec. 11, tells us. It immediately issued a declaration to "the entire Finnish people . . . for the overthrow of . . . the reactionary, avid plutocracy which in 1918, aided by the troops of foreign imperialists, drowned democratic freedom of the Finnish toiling people in a sea of blood, transformed our country into a White Guard hell for toilers." The new Government's program calls for state control of banks, an eight-hour working day, confiscation of large estates.

Evidently this Finnish situation is complicated and involved for American comprehension. But what an opportunity for propagandists to inflame idealistic emotion!(10) The last straw to bring us in?(11) December 8, 1939


NOTES
(1)
The Round Table summarized, "while British and French propaganda has bogged down, while Americans continued--more or less--to maintain their desired aloofness toward the main war, they indulged in an emotional orgy over the Baltic sideshow . . . the day of greater American participation--if and when the need becomes acute--has become a great deal nearer. It is in this sense that the Soviet attack on Finland may be called one of the great historical 'accidents' of our time." ( Lavine, p 334)
(2)
There were violent polemics from all sides as Lavine and Wechsler point out, which for the most part only contributed to obscuring issues. The purpose of this Bulletin was not to act as apologist for Russia, but to attempt to quiet the emotions that seemed to be tending to bring America into war, by putting before the American people information to counter-balance the propagandized information most frequently and effectively presented to them, from Washington and Whitehall, through the daily press and over the radio.
(3)
"Democracy is on the side of Finland, civilization is on the side of Finland, and Finland is on the side of God," proclaimed La Guardia. "God is not necessarily on the side of the heaviest typewriter battalions," write Harold Lavine and James Wechsler in "War Propaganda and the United States" ( Yale U. Press, 1940), reviewing "Finland vs Russia". "When evenly matched armies clash, the propaganda artillery may help to resolve a stalemate; it did in 1918, it may do so again. But when 4,000,000 people combat 180,000,000, Baron Munchausen plus Baron Mannerheim are not enough. . . .

"History written after an event rarely discovers a case of unsullied good fighting unmitigated evil. But to contemporaries a war frequently assumes that

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page 3
  • Table of Contents 5
  • Why This Book 11
  • What Fear Did 19
  • The Appeasers 27
  • Winning America Over 41
  • Presidential Progress 49
  • Toward War 61
  • Preaching Peace 69
  • 'Short of War' 77
  • 'All Out' 83
  • There'll Always Be an England 87
  • The Bulletins 95
  • War Propaganda 97
  • British Propaganda to Bring Into the Next War 102
  • Propaganda for War 104
  • British Propaganda 1939 108
  • British Propaganda 1939 113
  • British Propaganda and America's Foreign Policy 116
  • British Propaganda and America's Foreign Policy 118
  • British Propaganda Results 119
  • British Propaganda Results 120
  • British Propaganda: Progress Reports 121
  • British Propaganda: Progress Reports 122
  • Notes 125
  • British Propaganda in America: Improved Technique 126
  • Is There British Propaganda in America? 130
  • Is There British Propaganda in America? 131
  • Notes on a Moral War 137
  • The Dream of Cecil Rhodes 140
  • The Dream of Cecil Rhodes 143
  • Comments 146
  • Comments 151
  • Are We "The Best Informed People in the World"? 154
  • Are We "The Best Informed People in the World"? 155
  • Sources of Information for Americans 157
  • Sources of Information for Americans 160
  • Notes 162
  • More Books that Inform 162
  • Morality--International and Academic 163
  • Morality--International and Academic 164
  • Recent Responses 168
  • Recent Responses 171
  • Our Phoney Neutrality 172
  • 'War and Peace' Propaganda 175
  • 'War and Peace' Propaganda 178
  • Hell Is Paved with Good Intentions 181
  • Hell is Paved with Good Intentions 184
  • The Finnish Flare-Up 186
  • The Finnish Flare-Up 187
  • On All Fronts 191
  • On All Fronts 195
  • Blood, Oil, and Dollars 207
  • Blood, Oil, and Dollars 213
  • Our 'Neutral' Naval Expansion Belt 219
  • Coming Events Cast Their Shadow 231
  • Coming Events Cast Their Shadow 231
  • 100 British Propagandists in America 239
  • 100 British Propagandists in America 241
  • An Intimate Letter to Readers 242
  • An Intimate Letter to Readers 244
  • What War Has Brought to Canada 247
  • A Canadian View 251
  • A Canadian View 252
  • Embroiling the Neutrals 254
  • Embroiling the Neutrals 255
  • Strangling, Starving, Falsifying,--For Power 261
  • Strangling, Starving, Falsifying,--For Power 263
  • The Threat to Our 'Civil Liberties' 269
  • The Threat to Our 'Civil Liberties' 272
  • Notes 274
  • The Coming Red Drive 275
  • The Coming Red Drive 280
  • International Inanities 282
  • International Inanities 285
  • On to Dictatorship 289
  • On to Dictatorship 290
  • The Gold Menace 293
  • The Gold Menace 295
  • Our Friends Reply 298
  • Our Friends Reply 301
  • Our Secret Alliance with Great Britain 304
  • Our Secret Alliance with Great Britain 305
  • Finland's Debts and Credits 310
  • Finland's Debts and Credits 313
  • A Time to Be on Guard 316
  • A Time to Be on Guard 320
  • Objections Raised by Correspondents 323
  • Objections Raised by Correspondents 326
  • What the Last War Cost 328
  • How Much Shall We Waste on This War? 329
  • How Much Shall We Waste on This War? 333
  • What This War Will Cost Us 334
  • What This War Will Cost Us 336
  • A Four Billion Dollar Election Fund 338
  • A Four Billion Dollar Election Fund 339
  • For Whose Religion? 340
  • For Whose Religion? 342
  • Notes 344
  • Witch Hund Ahead 346
  • Will Britain Win Our Election? 347
  • Will Britain Win Our Election? 349
  • 100% (anglo-) American (imperialist) 350
  • 100% (Anglo-) American (Imperialist) 352
  • 40 Million Conscripts 356
  • 40 Million Conscripts 361
  • The Build-Up for Willkie 363
  • The Build-Up for Willkie 366
  • No More Millionaires 369
  • No More Millionaires 372
  • Is Willkie's White Black, as Painted? 377
  • Is Willkie's White Black, as Painted? 379
  • Doctoring the Monroe Doctrine 381
  • Doctoring the Monroe Doctrine 386
  • Conscription Is Opposed 391
  • Conscription Is Opposed 396
  • From Our Correspondents 399
  • From Our Correspondents 402
  • Quickstep to War 403
  • Quickstep to War 405
  • $500,000,000 for South America 408
  • Hull's Havana 'triumph' 410
  • Hull's Havana 'triumph' 411
  • Will the Draft Be Honored? 413
  • Will the Draft Be Honored? 415
  • Waiting for Willkie 418
  • Waiting for Willkie 421
  • Unity Through Conscription 422
  • Unity Through Conscription 425
  • The Tide Turns Against Conscription 425
  • The Tide Turns Against Conscription 426
  • Notes 431
  • 'Amortization Amelioration' 432
  • Notes 436
  • The President's Predicament 439
  • Conscripts or Volunteers 441
  • Conscripts or Volunteers 442
  • The Voter's Dilemma 444
  • The Voter's Dilemma 447
  • The President's Secrets 449
  • The President's Secrets 450
  • Protecting War Profits 455
  • Protecting War Profits 461
  • The 'Wealth Conscription' Hoax 464
  • The 'Wealth Conscription' Hoax 467
  • More and More Mysteries 469
  • Hell Bent for Election 471
  • Dictatorship Today 473
  • Dictatorship Today 476
  • In Hitler's Footsteps 489
  • Building A Loyal Opposition 497
  • Building a Loyal Opposition 512
  • The Opposition Speaks Up 515
  • The Opposition Speaks Up 520
  • Prodding Japan into War 523
  • Prodding Japan into War 525
  • How Come France Collapsed 535
  • How Come France Collapsed 545
  • Why Germany Wins 553
  • Why Germany Wins 564
  • The Road We Follow 572
  • The Road We Follow 582
  • Whose 'New Order'? 595
  • Whose 'New Order'? 609
  • Adjustment and Change 614
  • Adjustment and Change 615
  • Index 619
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