Like a lot of American liberals in the 1930s, John F. Kennedy thought that fascism worked just fine.
This fact has recently received brief attention in the British Leftist newspaper, The Independent. There has been a blackout on the story in the mainstream media.
The memory hole is still deep, although the Internet is keeping it from swallowing up all historical facts.
Even The Independent was guarded. The article somehow happened to forget to mention the title of the book from which it derived its juicy extracts.
President John F Kennedy openly admired Nazi Germany when he toured the country as a young man, according to a new book marking the 50th anniversary of his historic 1963 visit to Cold War West Berlin.
The views once held by one of America’s most esteemed presidents, who won the city’s heart in 1963 when he declared “Ich bin ein Berliner”, are recorded in diaries and letters Kennedy wrote on three visits to Germany in 1937, 1939 and 1945.
What diaries? Discovered when? Published by whom?
After a visit to the river Rhine in 1937, Kennedy wrote: “Very beautiful, because there are many castles along the route. The towns are all charming which shows that the Nordic races appear to be definitely superior to their Latin counterparts. The Germans are really too good – that’s why people conspire against them – they do it to protect themselves.”
Two weeks earlier, he wrote this: ““I have come to the conclusion that fascism is right for Germany and Italy. What are the evils of fascism compared to communism?”
This is an entry from 1945. He visited Hitler’s Bavarian Berghof residence and his Eagle Mountain retreat.
“Anyone who has visited these places can imagine how in a few years, Hitler will emerge from the hate that now surrounds him and come to be regarded as one of the most significant figures ever to have lived.” He adds: “There was something mysterious about the way he lived and died which will outlive him and continue to flourish. He was made of the stuff of legends.”
So, where can we buy this book? We are not told. It just sort of slipped the mind of the journalist who write the article.
If it were in English, its title would be John F. Kennedy — Among the Germans. It is not yet available in the English-speaking world. It is in German.