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U.S. Museum to Exhibit Bertrand Russell's 'Be Nice to Hitler' Letter
Haaretz ^ | Feb. 20, 2014

Posted on 02/23/2014 11:15:29 AM PST by nickcarraway

Museum of Tolerance buys British Nobel Prize-winning philosopher's letter in which he said the British should invite Adolf Hitler to dinner rather than fight.

The Los-Angeles-based Museum of Tolerance has acquired a 1937 letter written by Bertrand Russell in which the Nobel Prize-winning philosopher says if the Nazi army invades his native England the British should invite Adolf Hitler to dinner rather than fight.

The museum, part of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, announced Wednesday that it paid $4,000 for the letter at a London auction last month.

"If the Germans succeed in sending an invading army to England we should do best to treat them as visitors, give them quarters and invite the commander and chief to dine with the prime minister," Russell wrote to British critic Godfrey Carter. "Such behavior would completely baffle them."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; History; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: atheism; hitler; idiot; letters; museum; nazi; russell; wwii

1 posted on 02/23/2014 11:15:29 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

This guy was a real sick freak.


2 posted on 02/23/2014 11:21:06 AM PST by FreedomStar3028 (Evil must be punished.)
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To: nickcarraway

Wasn’t Bertrand Russell also one of the leaders of the Ban the Bomb movement 20 years later?


3 posted on 02/23/2014 11:23:18 AM PST by Catmom (We're all gonna get the punishment only some of us deserve.)
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To: nickcarraway

Must be a distant relative of Obama.


4 posted on 02/23/2014 11:26:38 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Huskrrrr

Could be. Obamas momma never met a man she didn’t like...a lot.


5 posted on 02/23/2014 11:31:24 AM PST by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: Catmom

Yep. And the Vietnam antiwar movement as well.


6 posted on 02/23/2014 11:36:09 AM PST by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: nickcarraway

Hitler didn’t want a war with Britain.

Hitler wanted them as allies.

So he could focus east with no enemies at his back.


7 posted on 02/23/2014 12:05:44 PM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: nickcarraway

All that money for a philosophy degree.


8 posted on 02/23/2014 12:14:16 PM PST by DPMD
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To: nickcarraway
...if the Nazi army invades his native England the British should invite Adolf Hitler to dinner rather than fight.

Hitler was a vegetarian; it wouldn't have worked out at all, old chap.

9 posted on 02/23/2014 12:46:09 PM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: JimRed
The Brits have a mean Cucumber Finger Sandwich, which Herr Hilter (heh) might have enjoyed.
10 posted on 02/23/2014 1:48:34 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: carriage_hill

Cuke fingers, eh? And they make ‘em about 40 ways!


11 posted on 02/23/2014 5:29:50 PM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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