I’m afraid I’ll be going off on a tangent in this review because this book was actually #21 and I’m up to #33 now, so the details are all rather hazy.
One of the most important axioms you can ever internalise is history is written by the victors. I used to brush that statement off, knowing it to be true but never fully appreciating just how deeply it is intertwined with the fabric of how we view the world. It puts us in the heady realms of unknown unknowns.
“There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don’t know we don’t know.” – Donald Rumsfeld
This goes back at least as far as Plato’s cave, an allegory later turned into The Matrix movie. Here’s how it’s commonly described: A group of prisoners have lived chained to the wall of a cave all of their lives, facing a blank wall. They watch shadows projected on the wall from objects passing in front of a fire behind them, and give names to these shadows. The shadows are the prisoners’ reality, which they take to be reality because they know no other. They cannot perceive the true form of reality. The inmates of this place do not even desire to leave their prison; for they know no better life.
When reading history, you are looking at the shadows. Whoever writes it determines how you perceive history.
In reading Empires Besieged it was illuminating to consider which cultures were the subject of historical discussion and which were not. As a bare minimum, a culture needs to have left behind evidence they existed. Many times in a discussion of the great civilisations of China, Greece, Rome, and Persia there’ll be reference to such-and-such a tribe who got smashed. They disappeared from history and most of the records of them ever having existed is the chroniclers of the culture that smashed them.
Some of these tribes survived but interbred and were absorbed by others. Throughout this Time Life series there are the ‘big’ cultures where historians know a lot, stretching from Ancient Egypt up through Rome before swinging out east to Greece, Middle East, Persia and over to China. Outside of that narrow belt there be dragons. The nomadic tribes of the Siberian steppe are a constant menace for over a thousand years but they didn’t have scribes and ultimately they lost the game of thrones. The barbarians of northern Europe are similarly dark, known only for their marauding raid into the great civilisations. It’s not until around 200AD that we come to know much about who they are.
“That’s all ancient history” you may say, but modern history is also written by the victors. You can see this daily in the MSM, and can test it too. Watch a Donald Trump speech in full (or a Jordan Peterson interview) and then observe the crafting  process that reshapes the message before it is entered into the official narrative history. There are a lot of Americans who still think Trump said all Mexicans are rapists and that he sexually abused dozens of women 
I’ll bet you have a completely inaccurate view of World War 2 and the Holocaust . The official narrative is that Nazis are bad, they persecuted Jews, they started the war, then murdered six million Jews, and it was all rather unprovoked. Perhaps a bit to do with the terms of the Versailles treaty, but we still need to punch Nazis. If you haven’t studied history you may be surprised by the following:
- Germany was winning World War 1 in 1916. The Russians on the Eastern Front had collapsed and the French/British on the Western Front were gradually losing. So the Jew leaders met the British War Council in London and agreed a pact: Jews would use their influence to bring USA into the war, and when it’s over Britain supports the creation of Israel. (oh look, a Rothschild!). The Jews strung out WW1 an extra two years and changed the victor.
- The Versaille Treaty ending WW1 forced Germany into reparations, so that the Allies could repay the Jew bankers who loaned them money to finance the war effort. These reparations led to the hyperinflation of the Weimar Republic because Germany didn’t have the foreign currency reserves to pay reparations. This crashed all asset prices and wiped out the German middle class. Jews used this manufactured crisis to buy up everything in Germany at rock-bottom prices.
- While this was happening, in the early 1920s, the Jewish Bolsheviks in Russia were formenting communist revolution in Germany, conducting political assassinations, and making frequent military feints and attacks on the Eastern borders.
- Throughout the late 1920s, Germany nationals were blackballed from all the professions (e.g. medicine, law, finance) as Jews practiced the same in-group nepotism they do everywhere else, freezing Germans out of the good jobs in Germany.
- Also in the late 1920s Jews were destroying German culture and corrupting the women with the same bawdy brothels and entertainment complex we see them doing in Hollywood and Manhattan now. They always go after the local women.
- When the Nazis were elected to power as a pro-German party, international Jewry immediately declared war on Germany. The following economic boycott crashed German GDP 20%, and this an economy that was still wrecked from what they’d done to it since 1916.
- In the mid-1930s the Jewish Bolsheviks in the East had invaded Ukraine and murdered ten million white Europeans in the Holomodor and purges. They set their military formations facing Europe and looked for the next white European country to conquer.
- After the breakout of World War 2 in 1939, the Jewish Bolsheviks signed a peace treaty with German and then immediately break the terms by building up attack formations along the Western border of the Soviet Union. The Nazis pull the trigger faster with Operation Barbarossa in 1941.
- FINALLY after 25 years of Jewish attacks on Germany, the SS and militia begin massacring Jews in Eastern Europe. They move in after the army has taken a village, round up the Jews, march them into the forest, and shoot them above mass graves. This is the real part of the Holocaust
- At the end of the war, the Jews begin constructing the Holocaust narrative to reframe the concentration camps in Poland as “extermination camps”, lie about everything, and then use the false narrative to screw Germany out of billions of dollars for the next seventy years and to justify destroying its entire demographics with Turkish immivasion and then later the ‘refugee crisis’.
I’m not pretending those bullet points are the whole truth. I’m not pretending the Nazis weren’t unsavoury characters. But how much of that did you know? Frankly, the Holocaust (the bit that was real) sounds to me like an under-reaction after decades of intense provocation. Germany was under attack from Jews on the West, the East, and internally in an existential fight for its own existence as a nation and a people.
Funniest thing of all is, when seen through the non-stop battles and genocides of history, this whole German-Jew thing is just another in a long line of ethnic struggles.
If you like the idea of invading Germany to corrupt its women then you’ll probably like Daygame Infinite. If you’d rather read a fake story written years after the fact by a lying piece of shit, you may prefer
Balls Deep Anne Frank’s diary.
 i.e. “lying and propagandising”
 This will change, because Trump is winning. However for now, the old winners still run the MSM
 Though I trust my readers have a much higher than average chance of having researched the topic and hit upon the truth.