“Und er hat nur ein Ding auf Erden wahrhaft als den Widergeist der Vernunft gehaßt: den Fanatismus.” from “Triumph und Tragik des Erasmus von Rotterdam (German Edition)” by Stefan Zweig

The world would gain much were the spirit of Erasmus to walk abroad amongst us in this age of populist frenzy, fecklessness and phoney hope. That of Zweig would be of comparable benefit.

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