Entries by Spencer J. Quinn

Samefacting Franz Boas – A Review of Charles King’s “Gods of the Upper Air”

Gods of the Upper Air: How a Circle of Renegade Anthropologists Reinvented Race, Sex, and Gender in the Twentieth Century Charles King Doubleday, 2019 The description of Charles King at Amazon: CHARLES KING is the author of seven books, including Midnight at the Pera Palace and Odessa, winner of a National Jewish Book Award. His essays and articles […]

The Forced War, a Review, Part 3 of 3

Go to Part 1 Go to Part 2  The Optimism of Adolf Hitler The common thread linking most if not all of Adolf Hitler’s actions and statements throughout The Forced War is ethnocentrism. He harbored a deep identification with the German people, and, to a lesser extent, an appreciation of distinct, non-German (or non-Aryan) European […]

The Forced War, a Review, Part 2 of 3

Go to Part 1. Hoggan asserts early in The Forced War that Lord Halifax, despite nominally being the British foreign secretary, in fact controlled British foreign policy on the European continent—not Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain. Further, Halifax from the beginning had contempt for Hitler’s revisionist aims for the German people, who were clearly wronged by […]

“The Forced War,” a Review, Part 1 of 3

A re-formatted and expanded new edition is now available, in both hardcover and softcover, from the Institute for Historical Review. The Forced War (hardcover and softcover) David Hoggan Institute for Historical Review, 1989/2023 The conflict between Warsaw and Berlin became the pretext in 1939 for the implementation of the antiquated English balance of power policy. […]

Edwin Black’s “The Transfer Agreement”

The Transfer Agreement Edwin Black Dialog Press, 2009 edition. When you write a polemic, one meant to justify victory in a war, it would be best to deliver checkmate—that is, irrefutable proof that the correct side had won and that lives had not been sacrificed in vain. Edwin Black’s 1984 volume The Transfer Agreement, which […]

Review: Stalin’s War Against the Jews: The Doctor’s Plot and the Soviet Solution

Stalin’s War Against the Jews: The Doctor’s Plot and the Soviet Solution Louis Rapoport Free Press, 1990 A person’s lack of self-awareness can produce a sense of eye-rolling irony. Not a pleasant feeling—sort of like spinning one’s wheels. But such an encounter doesn’t have to be a total loss. A self-unaware person can still teach […]