My European Faces: Friedrich Nietzsche, visionary philosopher, was stateless & a “Good European”


Friedrich Nietzsche understood the big picture about human nature

“We good Europeans”, are what Friedrich Nietzsche calls the “Europeans of the day after tomorrow”. He gave up his German passport, and lived from then on as a stateless wanderer. In his book “Beyond Good and Evil”, he writes: “… the most unmistakable signs that EUROPE WISHES TO BE ONE, are now overlooked, or arbitrarily and falsely misinterpreted. With all the more profound and large-minded men of this century, the real general tendency of the mysterious labour of their souls was to prepare the way for that new SYNTHESIS, and tentatively to anticipate the European of the future.”

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