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Gentlemen, please. My point was simply that the racial bigotry behind the
horrors of the eugenics movement _at the time of John Powell_ was promoted
by progressives and should not be attributed to the right of the time. Many
people have innocently fallen for the spin that those racial views were
actually those of the conservatives of the time. This is all supported by
the historical record.

Now whether or to what extent the left of today has repudiated the views of
its forbears is quite another issue. To say that the right of today has
adopted the program of the eugenicists is hardly worthy of discussion. I'll
echo Uncle Dave: over and out.

L. H. Kevil


On Wed, Aug 28, 2013 at 8:22 PM, HistorischeAufnahmen <
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> Yes but the "left" abandoned these racial attitudes before the Second
> World War and the "right" has made them the centerpiece of their program
> today.
>
> Alan Carrier
>
> Sent from my iphone so please
>  ascribe typos to autocorrect.
>
> On Aug 28, 2013, at 2:10 PM, "L. Hunter Kevil" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> > Just a comment about John Powell as a "right-wing" racialist agitator. In
> > fact the eugenics movement of the early part of the last century - the
> root
> > of this racial madness - was created and developed by progressives such
> as
> > Margaret Sanger, Woodrow Wilson, and others. Their ideas and laws were
> > opposed by conservatives, particularly Christian ones. The left often
> tries
> > to conceal its parentage.
> >
> > L. H. Kevil
> >
> >
> > On Wed, Aug 28, 2013 at 3:24 PM, David Lewis <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >
> >> In general the collectability of anything classical has declined
> sharply in
> >> the past decade. Powell, however, has
> >> been generally forgotten, and those who are aware of who he is are also
> >> aware of his activities as an extreme
> >> right-wing agitator. So top dollar might be out of the question these
> days;
> >> maybe settle for an offer made by someone
> >> who wants them.
> >>
> >> Dave Lewis
> >>
> >>
> >> On Tue, Aug 27, 2013 at 1:06 PM, Steven Smolian <[log in to unmask]>
> >> wrote:
> >>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>  _____
> >>>
> >>> From: Steve Smolian [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> >>> Sent: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 8:49 AM
> >>> To: Smolian
> >>> Subject: John Powell
> >>>
> >>> I've just obtained copies of two privately made John Powell 78 sets-
> >>> Mozart
> >>> Ssonata , K. 311 (4s) and 3 pieces by Powell (3 12" 78s) and Schumann
> 's
> >>> Humoresque . op. 20  (4 78s) . He was a Lescheizky pupil, highly
> praised,
> >>> and an American composer well known during his lifetime (1882-1963)
> >>>
> >>> These were once considered among the most collectible of U.S. piano
> >>> records.
> >>> In the past, I've sold each set at a price in the lower four figures.
> >> I've
> >>> not heard them mentioned in years.   I couldn't find them in Popsike
>  Are
> >>> they still so highly regarded or has time applied the soft pedal to
> their
> >>> reputation?
> >>>
> >>> I'll consider offers.
> >>>
> >>> Steve Smolian
> >>>
> >>>
> >>
>