2 6 0 D O C U M E N T 3 2 5 A U G U S T 1 9 2 2 was on my side.[6] The faculty seems to be striving less for a philosopher than for a certified philosophy professor. In that case I dispensed with submitting a separate vote at least because of the futility of the affair. All these reports are completely confidential, of course. It will be quite hard for me to go to Vienna, not only because the future in Austria looks so dark, but also because I ultimately felt extremely comfortable among my colleagues and students here. However, the Viennese climate is better and the duties for a teacher of philosophy are greater. I wholeheartedly wish you a successful journey to Japan and hope to see you very soon again in Vienna and remain, with best wishes to you and for your well- being, in respect and gratitude, yours, M. Schlick. Address: 23 Orléans St., Rostock. 325. To Jacques Loeb[1] [Berlin,] 14 August 1922 Esteemed Prof. Loeb, I read much of your book [attentively] and admire the stringency of your chains of reasoning and the beauty and multifariousness of the connections.[2] The only thing that has not yet become clear to me is how it happens that the colloid mole- cule just acts either as an acid or as a base. But I hope to have penetrated that com- pletely by the time you come here. I hope to see you here in Berlin in September.[3] I canceled my talk in Leipzig[4] because I am somewhat in jeopardy under the cur- rently prevailing political unrest in Germany, so I have to stay nicely [in] hiding, which, however, is entirely pleasant for me. At the beginning of October I shall be going with my wife to Japan and think that everything will have calmed down again when I return half a year later. I had a fine month’s vacation together with my boys in a small garden hut near Berlin on the river bank, a kind of Indian adventure.[5] The political and economic conditions in Europe are becoming increasingly con- voluted you will see many interesting things but fewer positive ones during your travels. Mr. Flexner did not come and see me.[6] I hope that you did not consign your money to organizations bound by a thousand considerations, rather directly to those who know properly what to do with it. Otherwise it goes in ineffective little portions toward supporting superfluous mediocrities.[7] Happy to soon see you again, I am, with best regards from both of us, your admiring A. Einstein.
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