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Did Grandpappy Bush Help Plan a Coup?

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Who woulda thunk? In the latest episode of BBC Radio 4's Document, host Mike Thomson investigates a purported coup orchestrated by Prescott Bush and several influential American families that sought (but obviously failed) to overthrow FDR and institute a fascist dictatorship in the U.S. of A a la Hitler and Mussolini:

"Document uncovers details of a planned coup in the USA in 1933 by a group of right-wing American businessmen . The coup was aimed at toppling President Franklin D Roosevelt with the help of half-a-million war veterans. The plotters, who were alleged to involve some of the most famous families in America, (owners of Heinz, Birds Eye, Goodtea, Maxwell Hse & George Bush’s Grandfather, Prescott) believed that their country should adopt the policies of Hitler and Mussolini to beat the great depression.

Mike Thomson investigates why so little is known about this biggest ever peacetime threat to American democracy."

Funny... I don't remember learning about THAT in my high school history class (h/t Boing Boing).
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