There’s a saying that goes, ‘those who forget history are condemned to repeat it’. I would paraphrase that as, ‘those who aren’t taught, or who don’t teach themselves, an accurate version of history are condemned to have it repeated on them’. And so it is with the ongoing war being waged, as the Project for the New American Century suggested, ‘on multiple fronts’
The following link leads to an incredibly detailed work (a 12-chapter book) that reveals American and British political and financial involvement in the deliberate manufacture of the Second World War. The strategies used by politicians and bankers, more often than not the same factions and families, can still be seen in current use.
From the Preface and Introduction of Wall St and the Rise of Hitler by Anthony C. Sutton:
Since the early 1920s unsubstantiated reports have circulated to the effect that not only German industrialists, but also Wall Street financiers, had some role — possibly a substantial role — in the rise of Hitler and Naziism. Wall St and the Rise of Hitler presents previously unpublished evidence, a great deal from files of the Nuremburg Military Tribunals, to support this hypothesis.
This is the third and final volume of a trilogy describing the role of the American corporate socialists, otherwise known as the Wall Street financial elite or the Eastern Liberal Establishment, in three significant twentieth-century historical events: the 1917 Lenin-Trotsky Revolution in Russia, the 1933 election of Franklin D. Roosevelt in the United States, and the 1933 seizure of power by Adolf Hitler in Germany.
Each of these events introduced some variant of socialism into a major country — i.e., Bolshevik socialism in Russia, New Deal socialism in the United States, and National socialism in Germany.
Contemporary academic histories, with perhaps the sole exception of Carroll Quigley’s Tragedy And Hope, ignore this evidence. On the other hand, it is understandable that universities and research organizations, dependent on financial aid from foundations that are controlled by this same New York financial elite, would hardly want to support and to publish research on these aspects of international politics. The bravest of trustees is unlikely to bite the hand that feeds his organization.
It is also eminently clear from the evidence in this trilogy that “public-spirited businessmen” do not journey to Washington as lobbyists and administrators in order to serve the United States. They are in Washington to serve their own profit-maximizing interests. Their purpose is not to further a competitive, free-market economy, but to manipulate a politicized regime, call it what you will, to their own advantage.
It is business manipulation of Hitler’s accession to power in March 1933 that is the topic of Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler.