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Continuing Education
Primetime Politics ^ | August 8, 2008 | The Editors

Posted on 08/08/2008 12:07:02 PM PDT by moderatewolverine

This video series is titled “In Defense of World War II.” I didn’t realize we had to defend it, but regardless of that, here’s an education brought to you by Victor Davis Hanson and Christopher Hitchens.

(Excerpt) Read more at primetimepolitics.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: hiroshima; history; hitchens; liberalism; liberalnazis; nazis; vdh; war; worldwar2; wwii
An hour is a long time, but these are two very smart individuals.
1 posted on 08/08/2008 12:07:02 PM PDT by moderatewolverine
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To: moderatewolverine; doug from upland

Ping


2 posted on 08/08/2008 12:09:52 PM PDT by wastedyears (Show me your precious darlings, and I will crush them all)
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To: moderatewolverine

bump for later.


3 posted on 08/08/2008 12:18:21 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: moderatewolverine

ping for after work


4 posted on 08/08/2008 12:19:01 PM PDT by stefanbatory
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To: moderatewolverine

mark for later


5 posted on 08/08/2008 12:52:14 PM PDT by griswold3 (Al qaeda is guilty of hirabah (war against society) Penalty is death.)
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To: moderatewolverine
Of course we have to defend it. The libs are now teaching our children that WW2 was an unjust war and that the bombing of Hiroshima Nagasaki and Dresden were war crimes. I even came a across one liberal a long time ago who said that WW2 was started by us and is America's fault. He even went so far as to deny the existence of the holocaust.

As Liberals gain the upper hand, their nazism is more and more visible.

6 posted on 08/08/2008 12:56:43 PM PDT by mainestategop (MAINE: Come in and get taxed)
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To: moderatewolverine
I've just finished listening to all of it, parts of it twice.

To any World War Two "buff," this discussion might seem totally unnecessary -- why would anyone even doubt it?

But mostly unknown "historical revisionists" for years have been saying what Buchanan recently wrote, and so Hanson and Hitchens take the subject head on.

The results are excellent, and should provide plenty of factual ammunition for anyone suckered into a Buchanan inspired debate.

7 posted on 08/09/2008 12:39:55 PM PDT by BroJoeK (A little historical perspective....)
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To: moderatewolverine; Homer_J_Simpson
You might be especially interested to note the segment where they discuss the death toll on Okinawa, as it related to Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

The moderator mentions his father was on a Navy ship off Okinawa.

Hanson mentions that his uncle, after whom he was named, was killed there.

8 posted on 08/09/2008 12:48:30 PM PDT by BroJoeK (A little historical perspective....)
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To: BroJoeK

Thanks, Joe. I look forward to playing this series. I am a big VDH fan. I spent a large part of my wasted youth on a family farm a couple of miles away from the Hanson place down in Fresno County.

When I hear the issue of nuking Japan discussed I now think of the map I have that shows the order of battle for the planned amphibious invasion of Japan. Operation Olympic, planned for about 1 Nov. 45 included the 33d ID (your dad). Operation Coronet, planned for about 1 Mar 46 included the 32d ID. (My dad, if he hadn’t been incapacitated on Leyte Island.) In addition to the thousands of American casualties that invasion would have entailed, I imagine there would have been many more dead Japanese than were caused by the nuking of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.


9 posted on 08/10/2008 7:37:55 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson (For events that occurred in 1938, real time is 1938, not 2008.)
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