Yeah, I know...but he was Scanian too, so I had to say something good about him.
Shoot, half the British Royal Family as well as Old Man Kennedy were taken in by the Nazis early on.
Well, ya have to remember, many (most?) thought that Fascism was the only alternative to Communism.
I’m reading an old Edgar Rice Burroughs SF novel, Beyond the Farthest Star, and the “good guys” sound like paternal Fascists, too. In a nice way, of course.
The same is true of books like Lensman series, by E.E. “Doc” Smith.