Buchanan is a fool. His "facts" about Danzig either show he is completely uneducated or he's a bald-faced liar.
“Did you read the book?”
Yes, I have it right here.
“His idea is that the Poland should have been divided up by Nazi Germany and the USSR and the Poles murdered by them.”
No, Buchanan’s idea was that Poland should have ceded Danzig (a German city anyway) to Germany, and Britain shouldn’t have given its foolish war guarantee to the junta that ruled Poland.
If Britain and Poland had done that, then Hitler wouldn’t have invaded Poland and wouldn’t have forged a strategic alliance with the USSR, and Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union wouldn’t have carved up Poland and millions of Poles and Jews wouldn’t have died and Poland wouldn’t have lost its independence until the 1990s.
In what sense was the British war guarantee a good idea? It turned out to be a worthless guarantee and Poland’s death certificate. It was also Britain’s death certificate as a great power as that stupid war guarantee turned out to be the occasion of the Second World War.
“He advocated the kidnapping of Pius XII by Hitler.”
I don’t remember coming across that one. Buchanan has never been anything but stridently pro-Catholic and I have been reading him for ten years now. That is clear from his latest book and his latest column which happens to be about anti-Catholic bigotry.
“Buchanan is a fool.”
No, the fools were clearly the governments of Britain and Poland, whose actions resulted in the worst case scenario for both countries. The worst case scenario for Poland was the lost of independence for half a century, communist rule, and the death of millions of people.
“His “facts” about Danzig either show he is completely uneducated or he’s a bald-faced liar.”
So what you are saying is that Danzig wasn’t a German city and it wasn’t part of Germany prior to being stripped away and given to Poland after WW2? Buchanan is a “bald faced liar” and “uneducated” for stating the consensus view within Germany from across the entire political spectrum that Danzig was a German city?
Where is the evidence of that?