Germany is Our Problem

MORGENTHAU, Henry [Junior]. Germany is Our Problem.

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MORGENTHAU, Henry [Junior]. Germany is Our Problem. New York and London, Harper Brothers, [1945].

8vo. Original cloth, spine lettered in gilt; pp. xii, [3], 239, four-page facsimile of a 'top secret' typescript in blue, folding map in two colours, a few further graphs and one map in the text, apart from very light bumping to corners, a clean and fresh copy.
Marked as 'second edition' on title-verso, this is actually a second printing of the first edition of the explanation of and reason for the famous Morgenthau Plan, which aimed at putting a final stop at German industrial-military aggession, which had led to two world wars before the first half of the 20th century was over. The Morgenthau Plan envisaged a complete demiltiraization of Germany, and an agrarian society in the centre of Europe as a means to prevent WW3. Of course, this plan was soon to be abolished, Krupp released from prison in order to provide the US miltary with raw steel for the Korean War.