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Notebook

We don’t know yet what the televising of the conventions will do to American politics, to elections, to the convention system itself. Some of us fear what one good demagogue with a fine voice and a rousing profile might do … Continue reading

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Often, even in court, one had to pinch oneself to realize the enormity of the events we were discussing. Much of the time, however, merely to keep oneself from becoming uncontrollably angry, it was necessary to erect some kind of … Continue reading

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Trifecta

Now that’s what you call a publishing triple-whammy: Hitler, golf and the Olympics, all in one book.

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He almost changed history

  My Daily Express feature on Georg Elser, the carpenter who came close to assassinating Hitler and who is now the subject of Oliver “Downfall” Hirschbiegel’s excellent film, “13 Minutes”: The Elser we see on film is no dour ideologue or … Continue reading

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Notebook

In reality, everyone was simply searching for an excuse to look away from the crimes all around.  Soon a growing indifference began to spread even among declared opponents of Hitler. To a not inconsiderable degree it could be put down … Continue reading

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Notebook

Early on, Bose had seen the potential of propaganda directed at British troops fighting with the British – particularly those who were now prisoners of war. With the propaganda literature being churned out by Trott’s department he hoped to bring … Continue reading

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Notebook

Walther Funk, who was both Minister of Economics and president of the Reichsbank, told stories about the outlandish pranks that his vice-president, Brinkmann, had gone on performing for months, until it was finally realized that he was mentally ill. In … Continue reading

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He carefully studied his style and the effects he wanted to achieve… Looking at film clips and photographs of him today, we find the image he created ridiculous and incredible. Yet at the time he moved vast crowds of different … Continue reading

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