The Ideological War. The Four Freedoms (1941). War and the American State. Mass mobilization Unemployment plummets Massive expansion of govt Founding of military-industrial complex. Trouble Brewing. Japan invades China (1931) Mussolini invades Ethiopia (1935) League of Nations powerless
I sit in one of the divesOn Fifty-second StreetUncertain and afraidAs the clever hopes expireOf a low dishonest decade: Waves of anger and fear Circulate over the brightAnd darkened lands of the earth, Obsessing our private lives;The unmentionable odour of death Offends the September night.
Malmedy Massacre, 1944