Jules Archer Hubert Humphreys - Essay

Hubert Humphreys

(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

According to Major General Smedley Butler a faction of the anti-Roosevelt Liberty League conspired to use him to overthrow the U.S. government and establish an American fascist dictatorship. Archer … uses some unpublished records of a short-lived congressional investigation and some limited interviews in an attempt to prove the validity of this assertion [in The Plot to Seize the White House]. Unfortunately his evidence, like that presented to the 1934 McCormack-Dickstein Committee, is very limited and doesn't prove anything. Archer, by repetitiously reciting hearsay evidence and using a long biographical sketch of Butler (to verify Butler's integrity and veracity), expands a fascinating footnote of history...

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