The Dynamics of War and Revolution
By Lawrence Dennis. The Dynamics of War and Revolution: A Study of the Hidden Economic Origins of Conflict. First published in 1941 when America was on the brink of war and Europe was in flames, the book represented a milestone in American political-philosophical outlook.
The author predicted the war would ultimately not be in the best interests of the United States. World War II was sold to the American people on the grounds that it would “make the world safe from fascism.”
But as Dennis shows, by instituting an Industrial Mobilization Plan as well as the New Deal legislation, FDR in effect was able to bring about a national socialist revolution in America.
According to Dennis, capitalism and democracy were brought about by revolution (the Industrial Revolution), and once this revolution had taken effect, the subsequent socialist revolution (resulting in “dictatorship of the proletariat” as predicted by Karl Marx) was inevitable. Dennis argues that Hitler had been able to bring about the revolution in Germany by capturing the capitalists through anti-communism, the nationalists through anti-Versailles rhetoric, and the masses through anti-Semitism. Dennis notes how the existence of usury through finance capitalism makes possible interventionist involvement overseas.
By issuing fiat money, the capitalists force industry to increase production, and this excess must be sent overseas. In times of peace, this is easy enough to do through foreign aid. However, eventually it becomes necessary to do so through war. This is indeed what the elite have intended.
To Dennis, the current capitalist system fueled through finance capitalism is not in the best interests of the people of the United States and thus will be toppled. Dennis argues that a new “folk unity” among the American people will be made necessary through the subsequent war and the coming revolution in America. Dennis saw the development of socialism within America subsequent to the Second World War. At the time, his comments were greeted with much disapproval from the elite (including FDR and his minions), and he was subsequently tried for sedition.
Softcover, 5.5″ × 8.5″, 257 pages