IBM and the Holocaust set about documenting the corporate and political connections of the U.S. corporate giant with the Germany's National Socialist regime under Adolf Hitler. The blockbuster book by Edwin Black, which sold 1.5 million copies before going out of print, has been re-released with new documentation that shows, for example, that IBM had an office at the Auschwitz death camp to facilitate the murder of hundreds of thousands.
Black has chronicled in other books, such as The Farhud and War Against the Weak, the intricate relationships fostered by greed, racism, petro-politics and hegemony. Now, in an interview with radio host Armstrong Williams, Black opines on the reasons for Iran's laser-focus on obtaining nuclear weapons and the threat it poses not just for Israel and the United States, but even for other Muslim states such as Saudi Arabia. Black averred in the interview that Iran is indeed seeking an "apocalypse", even at the costs of hundreds of thousands of Muslim lives in a nuclear holocaust.