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Discontent Rife in Reich, Says U.S. Journalist

“A tremendous undercurrent of dissatisfaction in Germany” is reported by S. Miles Bouton, American journalist who landed here yesterday after leaving Germany “at the urgent request of the Nazi government.”

In an article in the Baltimore Sun, for which he was special correspondent in Berlin for thirteen years, Bouton describes Nazi Germany as “a great slave colony governed by such an aggregation of, in part, honest fanatics, in part ignorant, stupid and brutal men as never before controlled the destinies of a great nation.”

Elsewhere in the article the American writer remarks: “I have left a country where it is a crime to express—or even to hold, if they are discovered—opinions differing from those dictated by the men in power.”

All opposition is crushed “with the most brutal and ruthless measures.” Bouton believes that Nazis are driving Germany into a war which he expects within five years.

Hitler’s “reign of bigotry and terror” would be promptly terminated, Bouton holds, if Germany but knew where to turn after he is shorn of power.

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