How to bring people into Wars

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"Of course the people don't want war.

But after all, it's the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it's always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it's a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy.

All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger."



Herman Goering

Nuremberg Trials


Nuremberg Diary, Gustave Gilbert, éd. Da Capo Press, 1995 (Reprint Edition), p. 278









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