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The petty sums received by the 'little men '
as delegates to the Reichstag were magnified into fabulous
salaries; and many were afraid to go to the theater lest they be
accused of undue prodigality. But after the Nazis came to
power, all was different. During 1937, Dr. Goebbels authorized
a film showing his beautiful new villa and its lawns. The re-
ception was so bad that the picture had to be withdrawn.
Thereupon Der Angriff, Goebbels's newspaper, denounced all
those who * muttered around ' that the Nazis were now strutting
about in the top hats they had found so reprehensible on the
heads of their predecessors. 'These critics forget/ the com-
mentator wrote, ' that those we once stigmatized were skunks . . .
while those who now represent the State are men who have
achieved a great deal in four years. An American delegation
cannot be asked to dine on sausage and sauerkraut by people
going around in their shirtsleeves. They must be entertained
as they are accustomed to being entertained, for we expect
them to put in a good word for us when they return home.
That is why we wear top hats and cutaways. That is also why
we build villas