It pains me to think that you have lost your optimism, which so struck me on the occasion of our first meeting two years ago. Personally, I have preserved a profound faith in our future. See more
The nations must be driven to exhaustion; but misty will continue to move forward, and I believe in this richer and wider conception of civilization, in which intellectuals from Asia will bring the opportunities for development to our now impoverished Europe.
The theory of relativity is being warmly received within the professionacommunity. How is it possible that our civilized age is at the same time so evil? I am becoming more and more convinced that everything counts for very little, apart from the love of one’s neighbour and friendship between people. See more
Wouldn’t it be better for the whole world if degenerate Europe were to burn itself out completely? All our much-lauded technical progress, the whole of our civilization, is no better than an axe in the hands of a hardened criminal. I believe quite sincerely that the Chinese have advanced further than us and are superior to us in their development, and that their gradual expansion will continue after our “sanitized” comrades have died out.
Ex oriente luxЛат. — «Свет приходит с Востока». Парафраза евангельского повествования о рождении Иисуса (Евангелие от Матфея, 2.1). — who would have thought it! The future is hazy as never before, but it’s not at all hopeless; meanwhile, the impact of these eventsSpeech about the abdication of Nicholas II on people’s minds is beyond any doubt.
The most effective way out of the impasse, it seems to me, is the following: America, England, France and Russia will conclude an eternal treaty, which will established agreed-upon minimums and maximums of armaments. This union will be open to any further states that possess democratically elected parliaments, with ministries accountable to parliamentary majorities. But while German politicians continue to push for a change in the balance of power in the near or distant future, we should not dream of any serious changes to the current situation.