Re: [Gandhi] Quotation du Jour
Richard: Andrew Roberts left out some of Gandhi's greatest hits, such as these from May 194
do not consider Hitler to be as bad as he is depicted. He is showing an ability that is
amazing, and seems to be gaining his victories without much bloodshed." This was,
admittedly, before the invasion of France began on May 10, so one might still
say he was merely a slow learner, even as many of Churchill's own colleagues
were still slow learners about Hitler on the eve of May 10. Yet Gandhi returned
to this topic on June 22, the day France capitulated: "Germans of future
generations will honor Herr Hitler as a genius, as a brave man, a matchless
organizer and much more."
For this kind of talk,
Marge Schott was banished from major league baseball some years ago. But Gandhi is still thought of as contender for Man of the Century.
11:26 PM / March 27, 2011