"Why, of course, the people don't want war ... Why would some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best that he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece. Naturally, the common people don't want war; [...] but the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."
-Hermann Göring (Nuremberg jail cell interview with Gustave Gilbert)
Source: Nuremberg : Infamy on Trial
Contributed by: KingMarius