Lindbergh falls from grace for his views

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Lindbergh falls from grace for his views - one of in and U.S. van der Linden. But in a...
one of in and U.S. van der Linden. But in a speech in Des Moines, Iowa, on Sept. 11, 1941, Lindbergh went too far he blamed the British, the Jews and the Roosevelt Roosevelt administration for pushing pushing the United States into war. His published writings and personal journals of the day reflect his belief in the superiority superiority of the Caucasian race. "The Des Moines speech in 1941 turned public opinion against him in huge numbers," said Pisano. Letter writers to the Post-Dispatch Post-Dispatch Post-Dispatch reflected reflected that turn. "One question, please, Mr. Lindbergh: If groups which promote the de-fense de-fense de-fense of America against Nazi-ism Nazi-ism Nazi-ism are "warmongers," what would you term those groups promoting racial prejudice in America?" wrote a reader a few days after the speech. Other letter letter writers blasted Lindbergh as an anti-Semite. anti-Semite. anti-Semite. "He goes from being one of the most celebrated celebrated and heroic figures figures in American history history to almost a goat by the time World War II comes around," said Pisano. "He resigns his commission and then after Pearl Harbor Harbor he wants to become become part of the military military again and the Roosevelt administration administration who he has angered angered and alienated tells- tells- him no we can't take the risk." in 7, of

Clipped from St. Louis Post-Dispatch05 May 2002, SunMain EditionPage 156

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (St. Louis, Missouri)05 May 2002, SunMain EditionPage 156
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