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October 25, 2005

Horace Greeley Hjalmar Schacht??

Richard Evans (2005), The Third Reich in Power (New York: Penguin: 1594200742), claims that interwar German central banker and Nazi war machine funder Hjalmar Schacht was not christened Hjalmar Horace Greeley Schacht, but rather Horace Greeley Hjalmar Schacht. I'm going to have to run this down. Nazi cabinet members who are really named "Horace" are kinda scarce.

In any event, it is the most inappropriate birth-name I've heard since I first learned that W.W. Rostow and Eugene V. Rostow were really Walt Whitman Rostow and Eugene V. Debs Rostow.

Posted by DeLong at October 25, 2005 08:59 PM