Uit de Letters to Solovine uit 1938.
Men are even more susceptible to suggestion than horses, and each period is dominated by a mood, with the result that most men fail to see the tyrant who rules over them. If this were true only of science, one could dismiss it with a smirk. But the same holds in politics and in our lives. Our times are so wretched that not one enlightened man is left. On the one hand are fools with evil intentions, on the other, a base egotism. Naturally, America is no different, everything coming here later and more slowly.