To paraphrase Santayana: “Those who” do not learn from “the past are condemned to repeat it.”

With that in mind, we recommend reading the book review: “Secret History”, in The New American magazine, for March 5, 2012, pps. 33-38  [Click here to access the entire article].  The review is a description of former President Herbert Hoover’s meticulously – documented history of the second world war, and its aftermath, entitled Freedom Betrayed: Herbert Hoover’s Secret History of the Second World War and Its Aftermath, published by Hoover Institution Press, Stanford, California, 2011, 957 pages, hardcover.  Available from the Democratic Populist Caucus.

In this work, former President Hoover explains his opposition to U.S. involvement in the Second World War, correctly predicting that, with our entry, Stalin and international communism would be the only real winners.

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Investor’s Business Daily, of March 7th, 2012, correctly observes that: “defense is a constitutional imperative, not an optional budget item.  The question should be what do we need to defend ourselves and our interests, not simply what we can afford as the result of failed administration policies” (emphasis added).  This statement comes as a result of Obama’s massive cuts in the U.S. military, and defense spending, while Red China continues to increase its military spending exponentially, and its aggressive territorial expansion similarly.­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­