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Do you like what Einstein said ?

Abadula Joshi
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"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!
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Do you like what Einstein said ?
Thomas Paul
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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.


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That's why it's all about the context.
Vikrama Sanjeeva
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Hi,
I can't predicy his nature! I read some of his qutoes based on 100% logics but what can we say about the one who is creator of Hersoshima bomb!
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Abadula Joshi
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I don't know why Einstein didn't mention anything "that go by the name of religion" ?
Thomas Paul
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Originally posted by Abadula Joshi:
I don't know why Einstein didn't mention anything "that go by the name of religion" ?

Because he was a Jew living through the period of the rise of Nazism. I'm sure that he must have had a very low opinion of the militarist state.
John Dunn
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Also ~low~ opinion of religion:
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