Skip to comments.U.S. Museum to Exhibit Bertrand Russell's 'Be Nice to Hitler' Letter
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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This guy was a real sick freak.
Wasn’t Bertrand Russell also one of the leaders of the Ban the Bomb movement 20 years later?
Must be a distant relative of Obama.
Could be. Obamas momma never met a man she didn’t like...a lot.
Yep. And the Vietnam antiwar movement as well.
Hitler didn’t want a war with Britain.
Hitler wanted them as allies.
So he could focus east with no enemies at his back.
All that money for a philosophy degree.
Hitler was a vegetarian; it wouldn't have worked out at all, old chap.
Cuke fingers, eh? And they make ‘em about 40 ways!
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