- The Washington Times - Friday, May 24, 2013

John F. Kennedy in his younger years thought fascism was good for Germany and that the world hated Nazis more out of jealousy, a new book recounts.

The book, “John F. Kennedy — Among the Germans,” is based on his personal notations and musings in travel diaries and letters dated from 1937 through 1945, the Daily Mail reported.

In one section, the book refers to Kennedy’s diary entry in 1937 about his trip to Germany, after which he concluded, “Fascism? The right thing for Nazi Germany.” In another section of the book, Kennedy is quoted as writing: “What are the evils of fascism compared to communism?”

In another entry, reported by The Daily Caller, Kennedy wrote, “The Nordic races certainly seem to be superior to the Romans.”

In 1937, when Kennedy was 21 years old, he wrote, “The Germans really are too good — therefore people have ganged up on them to protect themselves.”

• Cheryl K. Chumley can be reached at cchumley@washingtontimes.com.

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