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Re STEIGBÜGELHALTER. The authors of the article are to be highly recommended for holding out against an army of slanderers intent upon blackening the name of this great man. This is all the more remarkable as even the German Wikipedia has meanwhile succumbed to the onslaught, calling Hugenberg a Steigbügelhalter i.e. a man who helped put Hitler in the saddle. Others go even further, claiming e.g. that Hugenberg and his friends thought they were so smart that they could control the Nazis and use them for advancing their own interests. This, of course, is out and out nonsense. People like Hugenberg know their history. They would have known that in real life Dr Frankenstein's stupid monster always comes out on top. Hugenberg and his friends therefore would never have embarked on such a scheme. They wouldn't even have thought of it. Let us hope that the people here will not be misled like their German colleagues to present these unfounded allegations in the article.--BZ(Bruno Zollinger) 12:23, 19 August 2006 (UTC)
I generally liked the article. It could need more structuring. What I missed was a mentioning of which newspapers, etc. he actually controlled, i.e. an indicator of how important his influence was. --BenT/C 00:21, 19 October 2006 (UTC)
The article badly needs more information on his life between 1933 and 1951. The book "For the Survival of Democracy" notes that he became a non-person after his party was forced to disband and he resigned from the cabinet, which probably accounts for the limited information readily available, but somewhere there must be some fascinating details of how he made it through the War. Off2Explore 22:57, 17 June 2007 (UTC)