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Quotation by Stefan Zweig
Balzac trans. by Marion Sonnenfeld, S. Fischer Verlag (1959) Der Kampf mit dem Daemon (The Struggle with the Demon) trans. by Marion Sonnenfeld, Insel Verlag (1929) Die Welt von Gestern (The World of Yesterday) trans. by Marion Sonnenfeld, S. Fischer Verlag (1955) Erasmus of Rotterdam trans. by Marion Sonnenfeld, Herbert Reichner Verlag, Vienna, Austria (1935) Erasmus of Rotterdam trans. by Marion Sonnenfeld, Vienna, Austria, Herbert Reichner Verlag, (1935)
Of course, in the reality of history, the Machiavellian view which glorifies the principle of violence has been able to dominate. Not the compromising conciliatory politics of humaneness, not the Erasmian, but rather the politics of vested power which firmly exploits every opportunity, politics in the sense of the "Principe," has determined the development of European history ever since.
Stefan Zweig (18811942), Austrian writer. Erasmus of Rotterdam, p. 225, trans. by Marion Sonnenfeld, Herbert Reichner Verlag, Vienna, Austria (1935).
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