"This topic brings me to that worst outcrop of herd life, the military system, which I abhor... This plague-spot of civilization ought to be abolished with all possible speed. Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them! " Do you like what Einstein said ?
He wrote that in the 30's but just a few short years later he was convincing Roosevelt to build the atomic bomb. I could see how someone living through the rise of nazism in Germany in the 30's could write what he wrote.