Dr. Stolper, who died shortly after completing the manuscript for this volume, was a German economist who had been a member of the pre-Nazi Reichstag before coming to America in the early thirties. In this diagnosis of the German problem he found inter alia that Nazism was an aberration from the main stream of German history; that the Germans were not particularly to blame for any war except the last one; that the Allies, above all the Russians, have done just about all the wrong things in Germany, etc. On certain crucial details -- e.g. the Yalta Conference and Roosevelt's Soviet policy -- his facts are wide of the mark.
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