A Good War !
An alternative interpretation of the Second World War
1 - The Thirties, between the Nazi Miracle and the Red Scare
2 - Hitler's Lightning War
3 - The Nazi Crusade against Russia
A documentary in
6 parts, produced by Marc Bielli and based on the book by Jacques R.
The Myth of the Good
War: America in the Second World War.
Historian Jacques R. Pauwels attacks the widely held belief that the
Second World War was the "good war,"
the war in which the US led the
forces of democracy and freedom to victory over fascist dictatorship
and Japanese militarism.
He argues that - then as now! - the role of
the US was determined not by idealism, but by the interests of the big
who made a lot of money, first by collaborating
closely with Hitler's regime,
and then by producing the weapons needed
by the US and its Allies to win the war against the German dictator.
His analysis counters the many myths that have been fostered about why
the US decided to fight alongside Great Britain
and the Soviet Union
against Nazi Germany; it also explains why, after the supposedly "good
war" ended in 1945,
the US has never ceased to fight wars big and
small, hot and cold, culminating in the present, universal and
never-ending "war on terrorism."