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The Mark Weber Report: D-Day & WWII—Familiar Myths About the ‘Good War’

June 8, 2011

Scene from 'Saving Private Ryan'

The great D-Day invasion of June 6, 1944, was a high point of World War II and of the US role in defeating Hitler’s Germany. The anniversary of this greatest amphibious assault in history is a good opportunity to take a sober look at some comfortable falsehoods and myths about the “good war.” The familiar American portrayal of World War II, and the “good war” mythology of the US role in it, is not just bad history. It has helped greatly to support and justify a series of arrogant US foreign policy adventures, with harmful consequences for both America and the world.

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Contact Mark Weber:
weber@ihr.org

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