The Morgenthau Plan: Soviet Influence on American Postwar Policy

The Morgenthau Plan: Soviet Influence on American Postwar Policy

The Morgenthau Plan: Soviet Influence on American Postwar Policy

The Morgenthau Plan: Soviet Influence on American Postwar Policy

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Homo homini lupus — man is a wolf to other men.

As the passions surrounding the events of the Second World War inevitably subside, a reexamination of the Allies’ postwar policies is unavoidable. New documentary evidence demands a reconsideration of the way government officials and politicians formed policy. In an age where every government policy is dissected for the slightest hint of scandal, where every historical hero is scrutinized for the most minute blemish, there is a curious lack of critical interest in the period of history immediately following the Second World War. Inconsistencies and obvious falsehoods are accepted at face value by respected U.S. historians. Researchers and historians accept what is given without a hint of natural inquisitiveness.

The present reexamination reaches some disturbing conclusions. It is an account of a twentieth century holocaust. Unfortunately, reports of mass murder and genocide in the twentieth century have not been uncommon, but this one is unique in that there is no clear historical record of its occurrence. Millions of people perished without mention or with little more than a footnote in some of the most detailed accounts of the history of the period. Reading this account can only lead the open-minded reader to the conclusion that the historical record has been grossly distorted. As James Bacque commented, “It is astonishing to encounter such a wholesale erasure of history.”

1 James Bacque, Other Losses (Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1999), p. lxi.

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