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Business Plot admitted ... FDR coup d'état ?...



Item # 645672

November 21, 1934

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE, New Orleans, November 21, 1934

* Business Plot - political conspiracy
* Marine Corps major general Smedley Butler
* Coup d'état planned against Franklin D. Roosevelt


The front page has a one column heading: "OFFERED MILLIONS TO LEAD FASCIST REVOLT, ASSERTS SMEDLEY BUTLER" with subheads. (see)
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 26 pages, some spine wear, light toning at the margins, generally good.

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.

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