Radio: Hostilities

>The time: 1919. The place: a Bierstube in Munich. The characters: Nazi Poet Dietrich Eckart and Sturmer Ernst Roehm; another man, at a table apart from them, moody, alone. Eckart speaks: "We must have a fellow at the head who won't wince at the rattle of a machine gun. The rabble must be given a good fright. He mustn't be brainy. . . . I would rather have a stupid, vain jackass who can give the Reds a juicy answer . . . than a dozen learned professors sitting trembling on the wet...

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