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Yes, I read how he had been a nazi supporter in his youth.  Young people can often make mistakes.  The fact that he spent his adult life refuting those mistakes is so much more important.

Another point worth mentioning.  While most of the world staggered from the effects of the Great Depression, Germany was the first to recover.  This was such an accomplishment that many people were willing to over look the rest of the problems the Nazis had inflicted on their own society and soon on the rest of Europe.  This misplaced admiration was not confined to the middle class kids of Sweden--Time Magazine made Hitler their "Man of the Year" in, I believe, 1938

"Remember the I35W bridge--who needs terrorists when there are Republicans"

by techno (reply@elegant-technology.com) on Tue Aug 14th, 2007 at 01:25:13 PM EST
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