Germany Revisited

Germany Revisited – The Independent – October 1956 – by George Sylvester Viereck

The editor of The Independent, Lyle Stuart, realized the importance of the observations by George Sylvester Viereck, who visited Germany a few years after WW2. This is the first accounting  (not an interview) by G S Viereck, published by Mr.Stuart in 1956.

Rave is one of the better-written of the scandal magazines that currently glut the nation’s newsstands. Like the others of its pack, it thrives on perversion, distortion and deliberate deception.

This month, Rave had stepped out of a mud puddle of libel. It had published a scurrilous story about a film actor, Humphrey Bogart. And then it was faced with the facts: Bogart hadn’t been in the country or even on the continent when his scandalous activity was supposed to have occurred.

And so very humbly, in a tiny box on the bottom of page 31, Rave apologized thusly: “The statements made about Mr. Bogart were derived sources believed to be reliable. from However, further investigation has convinced the editors of Rave that the statements were not true and we hereby retract them.”

And then, almost as an afterthought: “We regret any embarrassment caused Mr. Bogart.”



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