1929-1939 Despair: Witness: Ralph Ingersoll

I was publisher at TIME, and the Man of the Year--the most newsworthy--was Adolf Hitler. TIME had a very striking photograph of Adolf--not deifying him but making him look very respectable. It began to worry the hell out of me. I did not see how TIME could put this picture on the cover without conveying some kind of tacit endorsement. In December, I stumbled on a fine lithograph of a Catherine wheel with naked bodies hanging from it, and down in one corner a little man playing a hymn of hate on an organ, and the man was Hitler. By the...

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