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Churchill, Hitler, and "The Unnecessary War" by Patrick J. Buchanan - Excerpt

Churchill, Hitler, and "The Unnecessary War" by Patrick J. Buchanan - Excerpt

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Were World Wars I and II inevitable? Were they necessary wars? Or were they products of calamitous failures of judgment?

In this monumental and provocative history, Patrick Buchanan makes the case that, if not for the blunders of British statesmen–Winston Churchill first among them–the horrors of two world wars and the Holocaust might have been avoided and the British Empire might never have collapsed into ruins. Half a century of murderous oppression of scores of millions under the iron boot of Communist tyranny might never have happened, and Europe’s central role in world affairs might have been sustained for many generations.

Among the British and Churchillian errors were:
• The secret decision of a tiny cabal in the inner Cabinet in 1906 to take Britain straight to war against Germany, should she invade France
• The vengeful Treaty of Versailles that mutilated Germany, leaving her bitter, betrayed, and receptive to the appeal of Adolf Hitler
• Britain’s capitulation, at Churchill’s urging, to American pressure to sever the Anglo-Japanese alliance, insulting and isolating Japan, pushing her onto the path of militarism and conquest
• The greatest mistake in British history: the unsolicited war guarantee to Poland of March 1939, ensuring the Second World War

Certain to create controversy and spirited argument, Churchill, Hitler, and “the Unnecessary War” is a grand and bold insight into the historic failures of judgment that ended centuries of European rule and guaranteed a future no one who lived in that vanished world could ever have envisioned.
Were World Wars I and II inevitable? Were they necessary wars? Or were they products of calamitous failures of judgment?

In this monumental and provocative history, Patrick Buchanan makes the case that, if not for the blunders of British statesmen–Winston Churchill first among them–the horrors of two world wars and the Holocaust might have been avoided and the British Empire might never have collapsed into ruins. Half a century of murderous oppression of scores of millions under the iron boot of Communist tyranny might never have happened, and Europe’s central role in world affairs might have been sustained for many generations.

Among the British and Churchillian errors were:
• The secret decision of a tiny cabal in the inner Cabinet in 1906 to take Britain straight to war against Germany, should she invade France
• The vengeful Treaty of Versailles that mutilated Germany, leaving her bitter, betrayed, and receptive to the appeal of Adolf Hitler
• Britain’s capitulation, at Churchill’s urging, to American pressure to sever the Anglo-Japanese alliance, insulting and isolating Japan, pushing her onto the path of militarism and conquest
• The greatest mistake in British history: the unsolicited war guarantee to Poland of March 1939, ensuring the Second World War

Certain to create controversy and spirited argument, Churchill, Hitler, and “the Unnecessary War” is a grand and bold insight into the historic failures of judgment that ended centuries of European rule and guaranteed a future no one who lived in that vanished world could ever have envisioned.

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CHURCHILL, HITLER,
AND
“THE UNNECESSARY WAR”
HOW BRITAIN LOST ITS EMPIRE AND THE WEST LOST THE WORLD
PATRICK J. BUCHANAN
 
Copyright © 2008 by Patrick J. Buchanan A ll rights reserved.Published in the United States by Three Rivers Press, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc., New York. www.crownpublishing.com Three Rivers Press and the Tugboat design are registeredtrademarks of Random House, Inc.Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Crown Publishers, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group,a division of Random House, Inc., New York, in 2008.Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication DataBuchanan, Patrick J. (Patrick Joseph), 1938–Churchill, Hitler, and “the unnecessary war”: how Britain lost itsempire and the West lost the world / Patrick J. Buchanan.—1st ed.Includes bibliographical references and index.1. World War, 1939–1945—Causes. 2. Great Britain—Foreignrelations—1936–1945. 3. Churchill, Winston, Sir, 1874–1965.4. Hitler, Adolf, 1889–1945. I. Title.D742.G7B83 2008940.53'11—dc222007048445ISBN 978-0-307-40516-6Printed in the United States of America
Design by Leonard W. Henderson
 Maps by Jeffrey L. Ward, adapted from maps by Martin Gilbert,copyright © Martin Gilbert, originally appearing in the following titlespublished by Routledge, member of the Taylor & Francis Group,London, in 2007 and 2008:
 Routledge Atlas of British History,
4th Edition;
 Routledge Atlas of the First World War,
3rd Edition;and
 Routledge Atlas of Russian History,
4th Edition.1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2First Paperback Edition
www.ThreeRiversPress.com

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I am astounded that Buchanan got this book published. Hitler was a meglomaniac; nothing short of assassinating Hitler would prevent WWII. Buchanan complains about "revisionist" history. The author is inventing a fantasy that is hard to understand what his real agenda is, since I know it is not a credible history document.
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