After a long absence, Sir Patrick Mack returns with a gem — Weimar & World War, Too, the fourth installment in his series POP: Sex, Satan and Babylon’s Boule. This installment is well worth the wait.
Still, we are running it on a Sunday, a day where you might have extra time to relax and digest a lot of information. This video runs over two hours. You don’t have to watch it in one sitting, but you might find yourself inclined to do so. It’s that good!
Here, you’ll learn about mass starvation across Ukraine in the early 1930s, a famine used by Josef Stalin to control the population and punish his enemies. You’ll learn about the Committee on Public Information, the first large-scale organization in the United States involved in disseminating propaganda — a group that pushed the Red Cross.
Here, you’ll see how countries got carved up, or reconstituted, or created afresh, in an attempt to provide a new homeland for the Jewish people or others across Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Most of all, you’ll get a sense of how Weimar Germany led to Nazi Germany, and the rise of Adolf Hitler. It’s complicated, requires a fair amount of attention and sorting through history, but in the end, you’ll leave much wiser about the state of the world.