"Hitler's Star Still in the Ascendent." Literary Digest 113 (7 May 1932): 12-13.
A second article in the same issue of Life took a stronger tone regarding the perceived threat of Hitler. In addition, this second article, written by the journalist David Cort, provided a propagandistic tone which was designed to get Americans more deeply involved in support for the war effort. Cort noted that Hitler's claim of a "new revolution" was no longer being accepted by the American people. According to Cort, the American people had listened to Hitler's fanatical ideas with tolerance but that "now at last, at the end of tolerance, comes the horse laugh, the great American razzberry" (68). The article went on to claim that the Nazi revolution of Hitler was a phony revolution and that the only "true revolution" was that of democracy (68). This statement was obviously intended to make patriotic American readers more supportive of the war against Nazi Germany.
Brecher, Bob. Lives that Shaped Your Life. London: Proteus, 1980.
During the war years, the New York Times Magazine also began running articles on Hitler and the Nazis. One interesting article from that period, dated February 2, 1941, compared Hitler's ambitions for conquest with those of Napoleon at the turn of the nineteenth century. Compared to many of the articles which had been published prior to the war, this article took a more derogatory tone. There was far less objectivity than before, and far more emphasis on the threat inherent in Hitler's global ambitions. In this respect, the article's author, Philip Guedalla, expressed concern over the efforts of an individual "at single-handed domination of the world" (26). Guedalla stressed the point that Hitler did not compare favorably with Napoleon, who was almost noble in his intentions. Rather, Hitler was compared with Atilla the Hun and Genghis Khan, two ruthless conquerors who represented "barbarism impinging suddenly on the settled civilizations