Who was he: Douglas Reed was a reporter for the London Times who later resigned over what he considered censorship of his stories. Reed had come to believe, as a European reporter for the Times, that the British establishment was actually encouraging war. Reed believed an international Jewish cabal ran the establishment intent on creating global government.
After Reed's death in 1976, the Times suggested that he was, "wiser than some of his countrymen in his view of the significance of Hitler and in his alarm at the policy of 'appeasement.' His was, in truth, a prophetic reading of the situation in Berlin and in Central Europe as he observed it from day to day."
Douglas Reed left in 1938, which was when his book, Insanity Fair, was published. The book brought Reed fame and enough money to support himself through freelance writing. After leaving the Times he wrote Disgrace Abounding, Prophet at Home, All Our Tomorrows, Lest We Regret, and Somewhere South of Suez. He continued to work as a freelance reporter.
Reed was both a facile and honest writer. His style was slightly archaic but to the point nonetheless, when he wished to be. Here is a sample of some prose in Somewhere South of Suez:
... During all that period and to the present time, it was not possible freely to report or discuss a third vital matter: Zionist Nationalism. In this case the freedom of the press has become a fallacy during the past two decades ... When I came to America I found that this ban, for such it is in practice, prevailed even more rigidly than in my own country.... In daily usage, no American or British newspaper, apparently, now dares to print a line of news or comment unfavorable to the Zionist ambition ... The inference to me is plain: the Zionist Nationalists are powerful enough to govern governments in the great countries of the remaining West.
In Far and Wide, Reed made clear he did not believe Hitler had killed six million Jews in concentration camps. It was Reed's contention that the camps were actually modeled on USSR camps. Reed also believed that international communism was the other half of international Zionism. Likewise, Reed believed that the Jewish dominated press played up Jewish losses during World War II to generate sympathy for Jews – and also to frighten Jews to immigrate to Israel. Here's an excerpt from Far and Wide:
During the Second World War I noticed that the figures of Jewish losses, in places where war made verification impossible, were being irresponsibly inflated, and said so in a book. The process continued until the war's end when the figure of six millions was produced (and the Arabs were immediately chastised). A transparently worthless estimate was not only being used for mass-delusion through newspapers, but even given official status. ... No proof can be given that six million Jews 'perished'; proof can be adduced that so many could not have perished ...
After the publication of Far and Wide, Reed was all but banned by establishment publishers. Still, he remained undaunted. Reed's final book, The Controversy of Zion (Veritas [Australia] and Noontide [USA], 1985), provides a detailed and literate dissection of the origins and international impact of the Zionist movement, including its corrupting influence in Britain and the United States.
Background: Douglas Lancelot Reed was born in 1895 and at the age of 13 became an office boy for a publishing firm. In 1914, Reed enlisted in the army and during World War I he served in the infantry. At age 26, Reed began working for the London Times as a clerk. At age 30, he became a sub-editor.
Through 1935, Reed was a correspondent in Berlin and saw the rise of Hitler firs hand. Reed covered the Reichstag arson trial of Communist leaders. He was then based in Vienna reporting on Hitler's political advances in the region. Reed also reported from many other cities including Warsaw, Moscow, Prague and Athens.
Douglas Reed quit the Times after the success of his first book. Reed believed his work was being cut back because of his belief in an internalionist Jewish conspiracy behind Hitler's megalomania. He believed Hitler had been kidnapped and spent time in Russia during his early political career. Reed intimated, in at least one or more books, that Hitler was being controlled out of the Soviet Union.
Douglas Reed died in South Africa in 1976 with a 600-page book entitled the Controversy of Zion still unpublished. It has been published now on the Internet and is something of a sensation.
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