Published in 1935, there are indications that Hubbard was influenced by this very peculiar book. For those curious, scroll down to: 1 Jefferson and/or Mussolini http://www.yamaguchy.com/library/pound_ezra/jeffmuss.html _________ "Psychiatrists, reaching the high of the dusty desk, tell us that Alexander, Genghis Khan and Napoleon were madmen. I know they're maligning some very intelligent gentlemen." L. Ron Hubbard, 1938, from his 'Excalibur' letter to first wife, Polly. Some have described Scientology as a product of the cold war, but the formative ideas, that became core Scientology, were inspired during the rise of fascism in Europe in the 1930s.