... 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.
~ Field Marshall Hermann Goering, upon being interviewed by Gustave M. Gilbert, the German-speaking prison psychologist who had free access to all prisoners during the Nuremberg trails.
(This was reported in Robert Higgs, "How the State Leads People to Destruction." Higgs cites the Nuremberg Diary, pp. 278-279.)