Publication Date: April 27, 2020 Pages: 200 Binding: Paperback
Just as they did after World War I, the German imperialists will again make every effort to restore their power. They will seek — and find—support from those international pro-fascist and big capitalist elements who are attempting to halt the forward march of the peoples of Europe.
These elements now see a great “vacuum” on the European continent because Germany has been crushed as a fascist and imperialist Great Power. So long as the rebirth of such a Germany is prevented, for the first time in modern history the forces of international reaction will no longer have at their disposal on the continent of Europe a powerful reactionary ally and mercenary.
Humanity faces the task of preventing these international forces from using the Germans as an instrument and German territory as a springboard for a new imperialist war against the peaceand freedom-loving peoples of the world.
The German people, and especially the German working class, liberated from the yoke of Hitlerism, are faced with the historic task of re-educating themselves from the ground up in order to achieve political maturity and create a Germany which can play a progressive role in history. (Preface)