- Oct 9, 1999
FDR and the Democrats particularly admired National Socialism, as well. Much of the New Deal was inspired by reforms of Mussolini. If you're going to throw stones at least be completely honest.Originally posted by: chess9
The stuff about IBM is TRUE. Watson was a believer in eugenics and it's corrolaries. One of the reasons the USA was so slow to get involved in WWII (and Germany declared war on US first) was because many Americans were pro Germany prior to about 1939. The Republicans were especially cozy with the Nazis.
Until WWII started (not the US interpretation thereof, but "Lebensraum", actions towards the Czechs, etc.), Hitler was well-regarded across the political spectrum. Heck, Time put him on the Man of the Year cover in 1938.