- "Naturally the common people don't want war: Neither
in Russia, nor in England, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood.
But, after all, IT IS THE LEADERS of the country who determine the policy
and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is
a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist
dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the
bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is TELL THEM THEY
ARE BEING ATTACKED, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism
and exposing the country to danger. IT WORKS THE SAME IN ANY COUNTRY."
- --Goering at the Nuremberg Trials