Sitzkrieg


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Sitzkrieg

“phony war”; lull between Polish conquest and invasion of France. [Eur. Hist.: Hitler, 815–819]
See: Irony
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From the vantage point of that strange Sitzkrieg of an isolationist United States redoubled in the heartland of Cincinnati, he could jettison the pretense of the Hemingway hero, too--in fact, he replaces him with an antihero who anticipates Billy Pilgrim and Yossarian.
In some ways, the weird codependence of the United States and the United Nations on one another during the Sitzkrieg was a source of reassurance, even if one could not entirely put aside the suspicion of fundamental dishonesty on all sides.