report no.: 187
source: Joseph Roth, What I Saw: Reports from Berlin 1920–33
the German professor, falsely depicted as an absent-minded dreamer
who forgets his umbrella, but who is in fact the most dangerous
(the most dogmatic) enemy of European civilisation: the inventor
of the philological equivalent of poison gas, who is paid to disseminate
the idea of Prussian superiority, the noncommissioned officer of
the university which in the time of Wilhelm II became a barracks.