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The problems raised in connection with my radio talk on "Is Hitler a Mystic?" are very pertinent and interesting, but I do not suppose that any tribunal would take my theories into account seriously. Indeed it could not afford to do so. Once it entered into the metaphysical and psychic aspects of crime it would find itself in a deep abyss. For instance there is the Catholic Christian doctrine that sin is the consequence of yielding to the inner promptings of Satan. My own view is that, speaking generally and with due allowance for special cases, the practical responsibility for a man's crime must lie within himself--even though he be a spiritualist medium who has been led step by step to perform crimes from which he would have shrunk at the beginning of his downward path.


-- Notebooks Category 11: The Negatives > Chapter 2: Their Roots in Ego > # 40






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