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Ferdinand Lundberg; Iconoclastic Journalist Assailed the Rich

March 04, 1995

Ferdinand Lundberg, 92, an iconoclastic journalist who wrote books denouncing the rich for their grip on the economy and politics. Besides working for the New York Herald Tribune, United Press International and Chicago Daily News, he wrote books that criticized a small group of families for their control over the country. In a 1936 book, he painted a scathing picture of America's richest publisher, William Randolph Hearst. And in his 1976 book, "The Rockefeller Syndrome," Lundberg accused the family of "ultimate involvement in the very warp and woof of the established order at every level." Along with a psychiatrist, Dr. Marynia Farnham, Lundberg wrote a 1947 book titled, "Modern Woman: The Lost Sex," whose contention was that contemporary women suffered from neuroses they were likely to pass on to the next generation. On Wednesday in New York City.

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