Friday, February 04, 2005

Amy Applebaum on Philip Johnson

Amy Applebaum, of the Washington Post, has an excellent column wondering why architect Philip Johnson's active support for fascism was barely noted in the many obituaries published following his death.

Johnson didn't merely sympathize, like Lindbergh, or make a juvenile joke, like Prince Harry. On the contrary, Johnson helped organize a U.S. fascist party. He worked on behalf of the Nazi sympathizer and radio broadcaster, Father Charles E. Coughlin.