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William Randolph Hearst

I flew up to Berlin and had a long talk with Hitler yesterday.

Hitler certainly is an extraordinary man. We estimate him too lightly in America. He has enormous enthusiasm, a marvelous faculty for dramatic oratory, and great organizing ability.

Of course all these qualities can be misdircted.

I only hope that he and the Germans may have sense enough to keep out of another war.


[Hitler is] a Moses leading [the German people] out of their bondage. [...] [His antisemitic policies are] such an obvious mistake that I am sure that it must soon be abandoned. In fact, I think it is already well on the way to abandonment."

-- WRH, 1934

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