On today's show we discuss the book Conjuring Hitler: How Britain and America Made the Third Reich. A key focus will be on a) how events have unfolded since the book was written; b) relating the substance of our discussion to what’s unfolding in the here and now, and how the “great game” is being played today.
GUEST OVERVIEW: Guido Preparata is notable in particular for his revisionist work on the received Western official narrative of World War II. It demonstrates that Anglo-American geo-political objectives between the wars were aimed squarely at the destruction of Germany and Soviet Russia as aspiring competitors in the pursuit of world hegemony, with the the UK and America very far from the heroic injured innocents of the official narrative. Unlike others, Preparata's revisionism has not concentrated on the Jewish Holocaust. He has thus been spared the "beyond the pale" opprobrium of authors such as David Irving, Norman Finkelstein, Robert Faurisson, Germar Rudolf and others but has nonetheless had to deal with the sort of routine establishment nastiness that such iconoclasm inevitably generates (see Conjuring Hitler - Four years on for a flavour of these attacks) His subsequent cogent analyses of the post-9/11 'War on Terror' and its roots in post-war Western culture, especially that of the USA builds on the Work of Peter Dale Scott and others. This interview ranges over these subjects in a readable and thoroughly illuminating manner. It is a good introduction to his two major books Conjuring Hitler and The Ideology of Tyranny.
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