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Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2001 16:15:19 -0400
From: "Evan Neely" 
Subject: two corrections...
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To whom it may concern,
         Nizkor's summation of the beliefs of Francis Yockey was very
informative.  I wanted to get information on him since he has recently
come up in a few discussions, and it seemed that almost every other 
site was some radical right-wing group's website, so naturally I stayed 
away.  The Nizkor project has always been informative, and I trust your 
information. However, there were two oversights in this particular 
article that I think deserve correction.

1.  In the section on Yockey's politics, it is implied that Japan was
seen as a full fledged ally of Hitler's Germany ("Perhaps he [Yockey]
considers the alliance with Japan as Hitler's temporary expedient, like
his two-year-long pact with Stalin").  I detected a somewhat sarcastic
tone that led me to believe that the author was implying that the
alliance with Japan had more meaning to Hitler.  It has been well
documented (K. D. Bracher, Saburo Ienaga, and others) that the alliance
with Japan was a simple expedient to keep America busy while Germany
attempted to conquer Europe.  If the alliance was more than this, I
think better documentation is in order for such a statement to be made. 
If my detection of sarcasm was a mistake , I withdraw this complaint.

2.  Spengler is referred to as a Third Reich apologist in the same
section ("...Oswald Spengler and other twentieth century German
apologists for the Third Reich.").  Spengler was most definitely not an
apologist, nor was he actually a member of the Nazi party as is
frequently erroneously charged.  Spengler's complicity in the matter
went no further than voting for Hitler in the 1933 election, which is a
crime of which a third of Germany was guilty.   Although a certain guilt
is definitely found in casting such a vote, it doesn't make any of the
voters outright apologists in the traditional sense of the word. 
Furthermore, it has been documented by the translator of Spengler's
letters, Arthur Helps, that he did not join the party at any time (even
though the article didn't accuse him of this, it is a general assumption
of most people and I thought I would correct it in case there were any
doubts).  He also never made apologies for the party, the Reich, or any
of their activities outside the bounds of nationalism- even going so far
as tacitly condemning the anti-Semitism in his book "Jahre der
Entscheidung."  While by no means a vocal anti-Nazi, Spengler most
definitely does not deserve the term "apologist."
Thank you for your time.
Evan Neely 
New York, NY

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