(5)
"The British are coming to Washington at a rate that almost amounts to a second invasion. Even in 1814, when the Redcoats burned the Capitol, their force was scarcely more impressive. Actually there are 430 representatives of the British government in Washington today--130 members of the Embassy staff, 300 members of the British Purchasing Commission and British Air Commission. The figure includes everyone--officers, clerks, messengers, and chauffeurs. The British Embassy and Chancery now is the largest diplomatic establishment in Washington, but it is not large enough. An annex has been added to care for an overflow of coding clerks and officials of the office of Economic Warfare. Meanwhile, the two British commissions occupy space in four other buildings. They started out in modest quarters in the Hibbs Building, expanded to the entire top floor of the Willard Hotel, added further space in the Adams Building, and most recently have taken over Andrew Mellon's old apartment at 1785 Massachusetts Avenue to accommodate the Air Commission. These are the British in Washington alone. In addition, the New York office of the Purchasing Commission numbers 1,000 persons, plus 500 inspectors who travel about the country testing the wide assortment of articles, from ships to airplanes, which are being purchased in the United States." ( Pearson and Allen, Dec. 5, 1940)
(6)
Recognition that a great world revolution was on came slowly but by the spring of 1940 had been widely recognized, so much so that it became the function of the propaganda centers to pooh-pooh this idea and emphasize that the Empire was engaged merely in a policeman's job to put down gangsters.

NOTES ON A MORAL WAR

by H. L. Mencken

"The English are in the war for a simple and single reason, to wit, their desire to prevent the rise of a powerful rival in Europe, offering an inevitable challenge to their general supervision of the world. That is why they went to war the last time, and that is why they go through the motions of being at war today. It is a rational reason, but it is as devoid of moral content as a theorem in algebra or a college yell. If the English, with the help of French, American and other mercenaries, manage to scotch Hitler, and Poland is restored, they will try to operate it as a puppet state, just as they operate Egypt and Iraq. And if Hitler turns out to be unscotchable they will gladly let him collar as many Polands as may be needed to quiet and content him, just as they let him collar Czecho-Slovakia when Czecho-Slovakia seemed enough.

"That the majority of Americans appear to have fallen more or less for the English pretension to altruism, and even favor supporting it with

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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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