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Mon Dec 24, 2018, 07:17 PM

2. The tragedy of Hilbert is that he died in 1943, in Germany, under even a worse fascist than...

...our moron in chief.

1943 had to be an intellectual nadir in Germany. Most of his greatest colleagues deliberately fled or were forced to flee.

Such a beautiful life ended before he knew that the world would ultimately step back from the horror.

I recently read that only ten people came to his funeral, and of those ten, only one was a prominent scientist, Sommerfeld, if I remember correctly.

I'm no Hilbert of course, but I am hoping to outlive that horrible fool in the White House, ideally to see him rotting in some prison with his awful spawn of hell.

I feel for those who die before the horror ends and never learn that it has ended or even that it could end.

The rise of ignorant fascists around the world, not just here, but in incredibly important places like Brazil, terrifies me.

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