The heritage of the monsters

They didn't invite the city fathers of Ferrol, the birthplace of General Francisco Franco, the bloody tyrant who ruled Spain from 1938 to 1973, so the conference can't just have been about fascist dictators. They didn't invite the mayor of Tokyo, hometown of General Hideki Tojo, who led Japan into the Second World War, so it wasn't just about bad men who were leaders in that war. So what WAS it about?

Gwynne Dyer
Published: Wednesday, 10/05/2011 12:00 am EDT

They didn't invite the city fathers of Ferrol, the birthplace of General Francisco Franco, the bloody tyrant who ruled Spain from 1938 to 1973, so the conference can't just have been about fascist dictators. They didn't invite the mayor of Tokyo, hometown of General Hideki Tojo, who led Japan into the Second World War, so it wasn't just about bad men who were leaders in that war. So what WAS it about?

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