The American Mercury Magazine was published by Willis Carto from 1966 through 1979. It was founded by the famous H.L.Mencken in 1922 and was published under various ownerships after Mencken retired.

Day of Infamy
by Edward Hall, American Mercury Winter 1966

Franklin Roosevelt called December 7, 1941 “A day that will live in infamy.” Yet it was he who plotted this incredible betrayal and schemed to bring on the universal bloodbath
which followed. A trained historian takes another look at Pearl Harbor.

Twenty-five years ago this month Japanese aircraft over Pearl Harbor gave substance to President Franklin Roosevelt’s fond dream of dragging a reluctant America into World War II.  Japan, in the words of Henry L. Stimson, had been “maneuvered” into “firing the first shot.” Why an American chief executive deemed it necessary so to “maneuver” Nippon and how he contrived to do so remain unknown to most Americans to this day. For the interested there is, however, no mystery about the story. An entire school of so-called “revisionist” historians has laid bare the essential details of this exercise in presidential infamy. There are no more admirable works of scholarship to be found anywhere than their brilliant exposure of White House integrity at ebb tide.

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