Churchill, Hitler, And The Unnecessary War: How Britain Lost Its Empire And The West Lost The World

Churchill, Hitler, And The Unnecessary War: How Britain Lost Its Empire And The West Lost The World

  • Publish Date: 2009-07-28
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Patrick J. Buchanan
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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 statesmenWinston Churchill first among themthe 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 Europes 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
Britains capitulation, at Churchills 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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