The Very Reverend W. R. Inge, familiarly known as “:the gloomy Dean,” has at last found something to be cheerful about.
After assurances that “I am neither a Fascist nor a Nazi. I do not approve of concentration camps, or of Jew-baiting, or of sabre-rattling,” Dean Inge, in his weekly article in the London Evening Standard, reports the following blessing in Germany:
“The strong point in Nazism is the abolition of class-jealousies. From all accounts, the employers and employed fraternize in Germany #s they never did before. When we remember the extreme bitterness of German Socialism, this is a great achievement. The people are really in good heart after many years of despair and misery. And they have made a great effort to clean up certain un-savoury corners of their moral stable which had long been a reproach to German civilization.”
The Dean likewise finds nothing alarming in German rearmament since “they are by no means secure against attack either on their eastern or western front.”
Expressing the pious hope that the Nazi regime may not go on much longer, he nevertheless finds it necessary in order to preserve the peace.
“But what will follow Nazism I cannot even guess. The fate of all Europe depends on the preservation of peace.”