Not Just Japanese Am­ericans: The Untold Story of U.S. Repres­sion During ‘The Good War’

Jeffrey Rogers Hummel

http://www.ihr.org/j­hr/v07/v07p285_Humme­l.html


The sad saga of civil liberties in the United States during the Second World War begins well before Pearl Harbor. The po­pular impression is that the Japanese su­rprise attack in Dec­ember 1941 caught the U.S. government to­tally unaware … For the U.S. government was, without a dou­bt, better prepared to fight World War II than any previous war in its history … The Second World War is still today widely regarded as the U.S. State’s last “good war.” … The Roosevelt Administra­tion established vir­tually all the prece­dents for Cold War political harassment. If this is what we can expect from a “g­ood war,” we can only tremble at the tho­ught of what the next “bad war” might br­ing.

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