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In Defense of Internment:

The Case for Racial Profiling in World War II and the War on Terror

Hardcover (376 pages), kindle, audiobook
Neither the internment of ethnic Japanese - not to mention ethnic Germans and Italians - nor the relocation and evacuation of Japanese Americans from the West Coast were the result of war hysteria or race prejudice as historians have taught us.

In Defense of Internment:

This diligently documented book shows that neither the internment of ethnic Japanese - not to mention ethnic Germans and Italians - nor the relocation and evacuation of Japanese Americans from the West Coast were the result of war hysteria or race prejudice as historians have taught us.

From the Publisher

Everything you've been taught about the World War II "internment camps" in America is wrong:

  • They were not created primarily because of racism or wartime hysteria
  • They did not target only those of Japanese descent
  • They were not Nazi-style death camps

In her latest investigative tour-de-force, New York Times best-selling author Michelle Malkin sets the historical record straight-and debunks radical ethnic alarmists who distort history to undermine common-sense, national security profiling. The need for this myth-shattering book is vital. President Bush's opponents have attacked every homeland defense policy as tantamount to the "racist" and "unjustified" World War II internment. Bush's own transportation secretary, Norm Mineta, continues to milk his childhood experience at a relocation camp as an excuse to ban profiling at airports. Misguided guilt about the past continues to hamper our ability to prevent future terrorist attacks.

In Defense of Internment shows that the detention of enemy aliens, and the mass evacuation and relocation of ethnic Japanese from the West Coast were not the result of irrational hatred or conspiratorial bigotry. This document-packed book highlights the vast amount of intelligence, including top-secret "MAGIC" messages, which revealed the Japanese espionage threat on the West Coast.

Malkin also tells the truth about:

  • who resided in enemy alien internment camps (nearly half were of European ancestry)
  • what the West Coast relocation centers were really like (tens of thousands of ethnic Japanese were allowed to leave; hundreds voluntarily chose to move in)
  • why the $1.65 billion federal reparations law for Japanese internees and evacuees was a bipartisan disaster
  • and how both Japanese American and Arab/Muslim American leaders have united to undermine America's safety.

With trademark fearlessness, Malkin adds desperately needed perspective to the ongoing debate about the balance between civil liberties and national security. In Defense of Internment will outrage, enlighten, and radically change the way you view the past-and the present.

About the Author

Michelle Malkin is author of the New York Times best-seller, Invasion, which ignited debate on immigration and national security in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks on America. Her nationally syndicated newspaper column, celebrating its fifth year with Creators Syndicate, is published in nearly 200 newspapers across the country. Malkin is a FOX News Channel contributor and former editorial writer and columnist for the Seattle Times and the Los Angeles Daily News. Malkin lives with her husband and children in Maryland.

Internment during WWII

Related Scanning WWII links...

  • 12 May 40: UK begins internment of German civilians
  • 14 Jan 42: Japanese-Canadians ordered to vacate BC
  • 14 Jan 42: FDR orders all aliens to register with government
  • 19 Feb 42: FDR signs Executive Order 9066
  • 02 Mar 42: Gen DeWitt issues Public Proclamation No 1
  • 11 Mar 42: Office of the Alien Property Custodian created
  • 18 Mar 42: FDR signs EO 9102, establishing WRA
  • 24 Mar 42: First Japanese-Americans ordered to prepare for removal
  • 27 Mar 42: "Voluntary evacuation" ends, curfew imposed
  • 07 Apr 42: WRA & 10 states discuss internment alternatives, but fail
  • 14 Jan 44: Draft restored for Japanese-American Nisei
  • 02 Jan 45: All exclusion orders are rescinded entirely
  • 20 Mar 46: Last of the Japanese-American internment camps closed

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