Wednesday, December 01, 2021

Beers & Books CLXX – Stefan Zweig

"All the pale horses of the apocalypse
have stormed through my life,
revolution, starvation,
devaluation of currency
and terror, epidemics, emigration;
I have seen the great ideologies
of the masses grow and spread out
before my eyes.
Fascism in Italy,
National Socialism in Germany,
Bolshevism in Russia,
and, above all,
that archpestilence, nationalism,
which poisoned our flourishing European culture."

Stefan Zweig
(28 November 1881 – 23 February 1942)


  1. Nationalism has poisoned other cultures too - and continues to do so.