THE BALKANS: Hitler Gets It

When Adolf Hitler wants something, he gets it by applying an identical series of pressures to individual men within parties, individual parties within nations, and individual nations within blocs. The first step is to make each unit distrust every other unit. Next he surrounds each with an iron circle of this hostility and suspicion. Then he gives each unit to understand that, in the final reckoning, it and it alone will be awarded the fruits of victory—provided it obeys his every command. Later still he tantalizes each with alternating spasms of worry because the others seem temporarily to be...

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