She also had several lesbian relationships. Avidly interested in everything from sustainable farming to the fine arts, she divided her later years between New York City and her farm in Barnard, Vermont. Here was a one-of-a-kind incarnation of energy, honesty and commitment; a woman we must not forget.
His daunting task is to show us a mind at work, and he pulls it off. His biography is insightful without being sentimental, warm without being sycophantic.
She left file cases of published and unpublished writings — chunks of private thoughts and musings on her three husbands and her own sexuality one would have expected her to burn Kurth has battled through this paper blizzard and emerged with a clear-as-ice-water picture of a turbulent, complex personality. Miss Thompson r.
Roosevelt, Thought not. But why?
The reviews were terrific, the features prominent, the gratitude immense from her surviving colleagues and friends. Both had chronicled the rise of the Nazis for American newspapers, but it was Thompson, not Seldes, who was the first to be kicked out of Germany when Hitler came to power. Indeed, she was the first foreign correspondent in Europe to whom any such thing had happened.
This was in August , in the wake of the Night of Long Knives. But in its essence, and its innocence, it might easily be a comment on the Bush regime today — love it or hate it, it has only one point of view.
My offense was to think that Hitler is just an ordinary man, after all. This is a crime against the reigning cult in Germany, which says that Mr. Hitler is a Messiah sent by God to save the German people — an old Jewish idea.
In her columns, she worried a great deal about "the Common Man. The Common Man is important," she explained, "because there are so many of him.
He is inconsequent and voluble, ill-poised, insecure. He is the very prototype of the Little Man.
What else is George W. From where — which segment of frustrated manhood — does his power arise? And I thought: Mr. Hitler, you may get, in the next elections, the fifteen million votes you need. But fifteen million Germans CAN be wrong.
Later, when the full force of Nazism had crashed over Europe, Thompson was asked to defend her "Little Man" remark. Only because Dorothy, at the end of World War II, threw her lot with the Palestinians, as against Israel, has her contribution since been entirely ignored. And that's without meals. And that's without wine.