The Temptation of Despair

Author: Werner Sollors

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674052439

Category: History

Page: 390

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Discusses the time in Germany right after World War II when the country was dealing with the physical, emotional, and mental scars of obliterated cities, hungry refugees, and Nazi war crimes.

The Morgenthau Plan

Soviet Influence on American Postwar Policy

Author: John Dietrich

Publisher: Algora Publishing

ISBN: 1628940204

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 190

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The Morgenthau Plan, the Allies' post-war policy that preceded the Marshall Plan, devastated what remained of Germany after the war was officially over. Was this economic idiocy OCo or intentional destruction of a surrendered country? The current work documents how the Morgenthau Plan was designed to completely destroy the German economy, enslave millions of her citizens, and exterminate as many as 20 million people. John Dietrich demonstrates this through countless documented quotes from official sources. What had changed by 1947, and why was the Morgenthau Plan finally rejected, swept under the carpet, and radically reversed? Where are today's professional historians and why is this stunning episode in US postwar policy minimized or ignored?"

Repentance for the Holocaust

Lessons from Jewish Thought for Confronting the German Past

Author: C. K. Martin Chung

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 1501712535

Category: History

Page: 376

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Turning in the God-human relationship -- Interhuman and collective repentance -- People, not devils -- Fascism was the great apostasy -- The French must love the German spirit now entrusted to them -- One cannot speak of injustice without raising the question of guilt -- You won't believe how thankful I am for what you have said -- Courage to say no and still more courage to say yes -- Raise our voice, both Jews and Germans -- The appropriateness of each proposition depends upon who utters it -- Hitler is in ourselves, too -- I am Germany -- Know before whom you will have to give an account -- We take over the guilt of the fathers -- Remember the evil, but do not forget the good -- We are not authorized to forgive

Victor Gollancz

A Biography

Author: Ruth Dudley Edwards

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571294804

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 806

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Victor Gollancz was a teacher, publisher, author and campaigner who spent his life passionately trying to make people see the truth as he saw it. If it's as a publisher that he is remembered above all, nonetheless in many ways he epitomised the social conscience of the mid-twentieth century: he founded the Left Book Club, Save Europe Now and the Campaign Against Capital Punishment. For this biography, first published in 1987, Ruth Dudley Edwards had access to all the Gollancz family and firm papers, and produced an honest, searching work which not only reveals an extraordinary man but throws light on many of the political and social events of his times. 'Frequently gripping and always readable.' John Gross, Observer 'Consistently enthralling and a brilliant achievement.' Hilary Rubinstein, Spectator 'One of the fullest and richest portraits of a contemporary individual we have had.' Anthony Curtis, Financial Times 'I would trust anyone's life to Ruth Dudley Edwards.' Terence De Vere White, Irish Times

Funding Fathers

The Unsung Heroes of the Conservative Movement

Author: Nicole Hoplin,Ron Robinson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1596985828

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

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Money changes everything, especially in politics. Politicians, think tanks, and political parties would not be where they are without monetary gifts. Yet, when it comes to celebrating donors, the media often praise liberals for their selfless giving and criticize conservatives for their selfish hoarding. But Ron Robinson and Nicole Hoplin, leaders of Young America's Foundation, set the record straight in Funding Fathers: The Unsung Heroes of the Conservative Movement. Part historical account of the conservative movement and part exposé about political philanthropy, Funding Fathers busts the myth that conservatives donate less money than democrats and exposes how the media, liberal organizations, and even conservatives perpetuate this lie.

Faith Under Fire

Author: Lewis John Collins

Publisher: N.A


Category: Autobiography

Page: 383

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Canon Collins is well known for his outspoken and provocative views. He has campaigned about most of the burning issues of the day. His controversial activities have been plain for all to see. In this book he describes and traces the growth of his beliefs. He writes for the agnostic and the humanist as well as for the Christian believer, grappling with many of the deep moral questions that face mankind today, and discussing fundamental questions of the contemporary relevance of Christianity. In describing his own work and experiences, he faces honestly both his failures and his successes.