World War II

The responsibility of peoples, and other essays in political criticism - Dwight Macdonald

Dwight Macdonald

A collection of essays written by Dwight Macdonald, most of which appeared in his journal, Politics. Some essays have been expanded upon in this collection.

Unpatriotic history of the Second World War - James Heartfield

Sixty million people died in the Second World War, and still they tell us it was the Peoples War. James Heartfield demolishes myths about World War II.

The untold history of the United States - Peter Kuznick and Oliver Stone

The companion to the Showtime documentary series, director Oliver Stone and historian Peter Kuznick challenge the prevailing orthodoxies of traditional history books in this thoroughly researched and rigorously analyzed look at the dark side of American history.

The anatomy of fascism - Robert O. Paxton

What is fascism? Many authors have proposed definitions, but most fail to move beyond the abstract

Fascism and Football

A documentary on how the Fascist regimes of Spain, Italy and Germany made football an important pillar of their propaganda and the lengths they went to in order to control the sport both domestically and internationally.

Greek tragedy: the failure of the left - Bob Potter

Solidarity pamphlet 29 by Bob Potter from 1968 on the current lack of resistance to the military dictatorship, its historical roots and the previous failures of the Greek left during the civil war, World War II and before.

World War II: reading guide

libcom.org's reading guide about the Second World War, Nazism, resistance movements and class struggle during the war.

Slaughterhouse-five - Kurt Vonnegut

Film adaptation directed by George Roy Hill

Vonnegut's darkly humourous novel recounting the story of an ill-prepared soldier and the grim reality of the Second World War.