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FTR #114 Christopher Simpson on The Splendid Blond Beast

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Vet­er­an researcher and author Christo­pher Simp­son dis­cuss­es his book The Splen­did Blond Beast: Mon­ey, Law and Geno­cide in the 20th Cen­tu­ry (soft-cov­er edi­tion, Com­mon Courage Press, copy­right 1995). The pro­gram begins with dis­cus­sion of the Turk­ish geno­cide against the Arme­ni­ans dur­ing World War I and pro­ceeds to the sub­ject of the inter­na­tion­al finan­cial sit­u­a­tion at the end of that war. After ana­lyz­ing the re-cap­i­tal­iza­tion of Ger­many by Amer­i­can finan­cial insti­tu­tions in the 1920s, Simp­son dis­cuss­es the view­point held with­in the U.S. State Depart­ment and the British For­eign Office that Nazi Ger­many would make a use­ful bul­wark against the Sovi­et Union. The pro­gram sets forth the role of peo­ple like Allen and John Fos­ter Dulles (of the pow­er­ful Wall Street law firm of Sul­li­van and Cromwell) in financ­ing the fas­cist pow­ers of Europe and deflect­ing inves­ti­ga­tions of war crimes after World War II. The Dulles broth­ers and fel­low mem­bers of the Amer­i­can elite, such as for­mer U.S. diplo­mat George Ken­nan, saw the pros­e­cu­tion of Nazi war crim­i­nals as being against U.S. inter­ests as the Cold War began.


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