Note 009
by Joachim C. Fest

9 Rohm used the word in a pejorative sense on six different pages, and four times on one single page. A stylistic analysis of his memoirs brings to light characteristic personality traits. After the word 'prudent', Rohm demonstrates a particular aversion for the word 'compromise', which is mostly used in conjunction with the epithets 'cowardly', 'insipid', etc. Words like 'objective', 'intellectual', 'bourgeois', or 'middle-class' as well as the word 'philistine', for which he has a particular predilection, in this context have for him an entirely negative connotation. In a positive context, particularly apropos of the evaluation of admired comrades, the following words are used: 'fresh', 'untroubled', 'strapping', 'honest', 'dare-devil', 'ruthless', and finally, with particular frequency, 'faithful'.

From Chapter 11, Ernst Röhm , Part 2 of The Face Of The Third Reich by J.C. Fest -- See further Notes

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