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Thu Aug 25, 2016, 10:54 PM

1. Kowtowing to Dow

Looking up something else I ran across this oldie but goodie...

April 18, 2005
Dow Chemical Buys Silence in Michigan

by Brian McKenna

...Dow is surely not kidding with its ability to buy silence (i.e. the company that exists today). Dow even dabbles in public health and journalism. In 1999 Hillsdale College received $500,000 for the Herbert H. Dow II Program in American Journalism. It is “devoted to the restoration of ethical, high-minded journalism standards and to the reformation of our cultural, political, and social practices.” That year the Dow Program sponsored Richard Lowry, Editor-in- Chief of the National Review, as a guest speaker. In his speech, titled “The High Priests of Journalism Truth, Morality, and the Media,” Lowry criticized American journalism for “reinforcing the radical side in America’s culture wars.”

Not likely to be recruited to speak is Linda Hunt who informs us that in her excellent 1991 book, “Secret Agenda,” that in 1951 Dow hired Otto Ambros, the Nazi war criminal convicted at Nuremberg for slavery and mass murder in the killing of thousands of Jews with nerve gas.

Dow’s close relationships with defacto state terrorists is also less likely to see curricula time at Hillsdale. [font color=darkred]In 1973 Dow was first company to receive a phone call from Pinochet’s military[/font] in 1973, according to Brandt, soon after his forces assassinated democratically elected Chilean President Salvador Allende, toppling his government, asking Dow to come back, which Dow “readily accepted” (a Dow official saluting the economic “miracle” of Pinochet).

One wonders how Hillsdale or PBS for that matter would explore the 1941 charge by the U.S. Justice Department that Dow conspired with the Nazi’s I.F. Farben to hold down magnesium production in the United States in the prewar era (Dow later pleaded nolo contendere)...


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