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Day of Deceit: The Truth About Pearl Harbor

Panel discussion on Pearl Harbor attack.

Panel discussion on Pearl Harbor attack.

Oakland, CA
Saturday, December 4, 2010

Robert Stinnett is the author of, "Day of Deceit: The Truth About FDR and Pearl Harbor." In it the author argues that President Franklin D. Roosevelt was eager to get the United States in World War II and took steps to ensure the Japanese would attack Pearl Harbor. This event was hosted by the Independent Institute in Oakland, California.

Updated: Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at 2:15pm (ET)

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