This series reveals the astounding opinons derived from German and Nazi war propaganda that were adopted by leaders of the progressive movement on the threshold of America’s entrance into World War Two. It is deeply shocking to those who see an unbridgeable chasm between Roosevelt and Hitler. It also underlines the theme of this website: the growing literacy and numeracy of ordinary people since the invention of the printing press terrified aristocrats in Europe, and their opinions were easily transmitted to American progressives whose social democratic aspirations created a new aristocracy in America, similar to the idea of the Platonic Guardians. For a related blog with more evidence see http://clarespark.com/2009/12/13/klara-hitlers-son-and-jewish-blood/. On the power of Jeffersonian agrarianism among progressives, see http://clarespark.com/2011/08/14/review-in-the-garden-of-beasts-by-erik-larson/.
http://clarespark.com/2010/02/14/nazi-sykewar-american-style-part-one/. (Don’t miss this one: it expresses the progressive fear of the rationality of ordinary people. who may see through propaganda.)