AXIS AGENTS: Safeguard for Viereck

George Sylvester Viereck, major propagandist and minor poet, was never one to belittle George Sylvester Viereck, in any capacity. In his ponderous, humorless autobiography he ardently paid homage to his own poetasting, awarded himself a few oh-you-kids as a lady-killer. In his Spreading Germs of Hate he elaborately detailed his activities as a German propagandist in World War I. Said he: "There is no infallible safeguard against propaganda"-meaning, of course, when conducted by a clever fellow like George Viereck.

When World War II began, German-born George Viereck again peddled ideology for the Fatherland and profit. A naturalized U.S. citizen, registered...

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