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Business Plot admitted ... FDR coup d'état ?...
Item # 638552
November 21, 1934
THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 21, 1934
* Business Plot - political conspiracy
* Marine Corps major general Smedley Butler
* Coup d'état planned against Franklin D. Roosevelt
The top of the front page has a two column heading: "Gen. Butler Bares 'Fascist Pot' To Seize Government by Force" with subhead. (see) Lengthy text continues inside with photo of Smedley Butler.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 40 pages, light toning, nice condition.
wikipedia notes: Retired U.S. Marine Corps officer Smedley Butler caused an uproar when he gave testimony before a House of Representatives committee on un-American activities in which he alleged a conspiracy among Wall Street interests to overthrow the Roosevelt Administration and replace it with a fascist dictatorship. This alleged conspiracy would come to be known as the Business Plot.
Category: The 20th Century