A fresh and provocative look at the role of the USA in World War II. - Historian Jacques Pauwels attacks the widely held belief that World War II was the "good war," the war in which America led the forces of democracy and freedom to victory over fascist dictatorship and Japanese militarism. - He argues that the role of the USA in World War II was determined not by idealism, but by the interests of America's corporations and by the country's social, economic, and political leaders. - He examines the American elites response to Fascism, and looks at how American companies' collaborated with Nazi Germany, at how Uncle Joe was presented as the next enemy, at why bombing Dresden was a warning to the Soviet Union, he explores ways reasons why anti-fascists were marginalized in post war Germany, why America did little to support De-Nazification but did support German business interests. - On the non-fiction bestseller lists in Belgium for four weeks when first published in 2000. Since then it has been translated into German, Spanish, French, and English.