In FTR#1175, we highlighted the career of William “Wild Bill” Donovan, the powerful Wall Street lawyer described in that program as “America’s First ‘Man in Black.'” Perspective on the fundamentals of American power structure can be gleaned by one of Donovan’s escapades in the immediate aftermath of World War I, discussed in FTR#1009. A “sympathetic” Donovan met with Adolf Hitler in 1923. This must have been earlier than November 9th of 1923, the date of the Beer Hall Putsch. Hitler would have been in Landsberg Prison after that.