When reflecting upon my recent critique of the History Channel’s egregious series, The World Wars, one analytical dimension I did not focus upon was what I describe as the symbiosis of statism. By this I mean the interconnected cooperation of statist regimes for geopolitical, ideological, and financial purposes. We saw this idea in abundance in the inner-war period between WWI and WWII.  For their own strategic rationales, elites from military intelligence, diplomatic establishments, and industrial and investment banking sectors of civil society fostered the growth and development of Germany and the Soviet Union in this post-war era. These elites based in Western Europe and the United States substantially created the military-industrial complexes of National Socialist Germany and the Soviet Union which they eventually had to face in the Second World War and the Cold War which followed that conflict. Today’s murderous and duplicitous elites are engaged in the same perfidious practices.  

While many dedicated scholars have documented this infamy, two specifically stand out for their unrelenting courage and integrity: the late Antony C. Sutton (particularly in his three volume Western Technology and Soviet Economic Development series published by the Hoover Institution, his National Suicide: Military Aid to the Soviet Union and three volume Wall Street series published by Arlington House, and The Best Enemy Money Can Buy), and the intrepid Edwin Black, described as “the award-winning, New York Times and international investigative author of 120 bestselling editions in 14 languages in 61 countries, as well as scores of newspaper and magazine articles in the leading publications of the United States, Europe and Israel. With more than a million books in print, his work focuses on genocide and hate, corporate criminality and corruption, governmental misconduct, academic fraud, philanthropy abuse, oil addiction, alternative energy and historical investigation.”

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