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June 28, 2007

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The problem with the "Dolchstosslegende", the stab in the back, was that is was untrue. Hindenburg and Ludendorff ran Germany during the war, they totally organized the German economy to support the war effort. BTW, Lenin based his idea of the socialist economy on the organized Germany economy of WWI.

Germany was defeated on the battlefield. They were incapable of any offensive action. It was simply a matter of time, which Germany didn't have, because the population, then the Army would have been starved out.

Hindenburg, as the defeated General, and a slimebag, blamed his defeat on the politicians, speak German people.

Did Robert E. Lee blame Jefferson Davis and the Confederates for his defeat? No. Lee was a gentleman of the highest order as Hindenburg demonstrates the character of a weasel, who paved the way for Hitler to cover his own personal butt and reputation.

The problem with the "Dolchstosslegende", the stab in the back, was that is was untrue. Hindenburg and Ludendorff ran Germany during the war, they totally organized the German economy to support the war effort. BTW, Lenin based his idea of the socialist economy on the organized Germany economy of WWI.

Germany was defeated on the battlefield. They were incapable of any offensive action. It was simply a matter of time, which Germany didn't have, because the population, then the Army would have been starved out.

Hindenburg, as the defeated General, and a slimebag, blamed his defeat on the politicians, speak German people.

Did Robert E. Lee blame Jefferson Davis and the Confederates for his defeat? No. Lee was a gentleman of the highest order as Hindenburg demonstrates the character of a weasel, who paved the way for Hitler to cover his own personal butt and reputation.

To illustrate the way this works, note that Yglesias refers exclusively to "interwar Nazism" and "Nazis" in the post above. However, as Baker recounts, the phrase "stabbed in the back" was first coined by Paul von Hindenburg, a German general in WWI who served as president of the Weimar Republic and not a Nazi (though he eventually capitulated to Hitler and appointed him Chancellor in 1933).

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