The Nuremberg trial’s double standard was condemned by an editorial in the British weekly The Economist:
…Among crimes against humanity stands the offence of the indiscriminate bombing of civilian populations. Can the Americans who dropped the atom bomb and the British who destroyed the cities of western Germany plead “not guilty” on this count?
Crimes against humanity also include the mass expulsion of populations. Can the Anglo-Saxon leaders who at Potsdam condoned the expulsion of millions of Germans from their homes hold themselves completely innocent?…
The nations sitting in judgment [at Nuremberg] have so clearly proclaimed themselves exempt from the law which they have administered.
(Source: “The Nuremberg Judgment,” editorial, The Economist, London: October 5, 1946, p. 532).