Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace: A Critical Examination of the Foreign Policy of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Its Aftermath

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REVISIONISM AND THE HISTORICAL BLACKOUT

by HARRY ELMER BARNES

The revisionist search for truth relative to the causes of the second World War is "serious, unfortunate, deplorable."

-- SAMUEL FLAGG BEMIS, Journal of Modern History, March, 1947

One thing ought to be evident to all of us: by our victory over Germany and Japan, no matter what our folly in losing the peace, we have at least survived to confront the second even greater menace of another totalitarian power.

-- SAMUEL FLAGG BEMIS, New York Times, October 15, 1950

The folklore of war, of course, begins long before the fighting is done; and, by the time the last smoke has drifted away, this folklore has congealed into a "truth" of a neolithic hardness.

-- STEWART H. HOLBROOK, Lost Men of American History, p. 42

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