Indeed, this is where some of the book's most valuable academic findings are to be found, as the author adroitly shows that Bernard Lewis' hysterical slandering of the Baath Party as a simulcrum of German National Socialism
is pure fantasy.
During the first half of the twentieth century, German National Socialism
imbued work with moral value; after the war, communism emphasized this same moral value as the focal point of the "working class.
All to the good, Buchanan writes, since Communism was evil, more dangerous than German National Socialism
Perfectly organized and written in lucid, no-frills prose, Nazism and War shows precisely how, from the moment of its peacetime inception, German National Socialism
was committed solely to war as both its cause and effect and was uniquely driven entirely by racism and hatred.
1) The absence of scholarly attention to Pieper is all the more surprising given that he may well represent one of the few bright instances of Christian, indeed Roman Catholic opposition to German National Socialism
in the post-World War I period.