Judith Keene


On her book Treason on the Airwaves: Three Allied Broadcasters on Axis Radio During World War Two

Cover Interview of May 01, 2011


In their variegated contexts, racism was the catalyzing factor in each of these micro-histories.  John Amery and his anti-Semitic confreres understood so little about human existence that they imagined that Jews were the source of the world’s problems.  Iva Toguri and her generation of Japanese Americans were excluded from full acceptance in their own place of birth on the West Coast but were never at home in Japan.  Many Australians and Americans of Charles Cousens’s generation accepted with equanimity that the price of ending the Pacific War was that the citizens of Hiroshima and Nagasaki should be turned to ash.

© 2011 Judith Keene