"Of course people don't want war.... But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, a parliament, or a communist dictatorship.  Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of their leaders.  That is easy.  All you have to do is to tell them that they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism."  (Field Marshall Herman Goering, Nuremberg, 18 April 1946)