ByRichard Rollins


DURING the last decade America has developed a rash of home-grown Fascist and anti-Semitic groups and organizations. Some of these were hangovers from an occasional tradition of racial and religious intolerance that dates back at least as far as the appropriately named Know-Nothing Party of pre-Civil War years. The depression increased the number of destitute and embittered people who were willing to listen to the promises of would-be Führers, and German and Italian propaganda has played a hand in the stimulation of this tendency. Mr. Rollins has served for years as an investigator of subversive movements of the Fascist and anti-Semitic brand and he tells the story, amusing in some of its details, of this lunatic fringe ot potential American Fascism, w. H. C.
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