BONES OF CONTENTION by Lord Vansittart


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Again a collection of papers and speeches, in answer to the German apologists and soft-peace merchants, and a re-statement of the much misrepresented Vansittartism, namely, that the German people are responsible for the last war -- and this war -- and that we must ""stop making excuses for the inexcusable...The Germans are inexcusable."" There is no other Germany...the German man in the street is a beast in the jungle. We must not be misled by the ""good Germans"" now outside German (Hagen, Lowenstein and other anti-Nazis who are still pen-German). He describes the militarization of the German churches, the decentralization of Prussia, the future of Austria, in separation from Germany -- the destiny of France, too often maligned. He formulates his policy for maintaining the peace with a 12-point program which includes demobilization and demilitarization, policing and reeducation, and a long occupation. Incisive, polished, this is persuasively (sometimes questionably) argued, and will probably once again be controversially interpreted.

Pub Date: July 16th, 1945
ISBN: 1406755494
Publisher: Knopf