Saturday, February 2, 2008
A Crucial Question, Two Important Answers
Sir John Keegan:
"The world's preeminent military historian."
Professor Gerhard Weinberg:
"One of the world's foremost scholars on
Hitler and Nazi Germany."
Recently Radarsite had occasion to pose the following question to both Sir John Keegan and Prof. Gerhard Weinberg:
"Considering the number of revisionist histories which have been published in these past few decades, attempting to depict the Second World War as merely a morally-neutral conflict between nation-states over competing self-interests, do you still believe that that war was indeed a battle between Good and Evil?"
Both men answered with an unequivocal, Yes. Despite all of the intervening arguments to the contrary, both of these acknowledged experts still viewed WWII as a battle between the forces of Good and the forces of Evil -- although, Prof. Weinberg added that the forces of Good had had to make temporary common cause with another force of Evil (the Soviet Union) in order to achieve its ultimate victory.
Why is this an important question today?
In our present PC society, where almost every moral stance has been eroded and weakened by those currently-popular concepts of moral equivilancy, it is crucial for this beleaguered country of ours to accept the fact that Evil does exist. And, to believe that that is what we are currently fighting against; and that, as flawed as we may be, we are indeed the forces of Good.