In his new book, Hitler’s American Friends: The Third Reich’s Supporters in the United States
(Thomas Dunne Books, 2018), Bradley W. Hart
, assistant professor at California State University, Fresno, examines Nazi sympathizers, noninterventionists, and others in American who advocated for Nazi Germany in the years before World War II. Hart looks at a wide array of groups and individuals in his study, from the German-American Bund, the Silver Legion, religious leaders, members of Congress and of course Charles Lindbergh. Hitler’s American Friends
ultimately shows that Americans are not immune to the lure of authoritarianism, and just how fragile our democracy is.