D O C U M E N T S 4 8 9 , 4 9 0 F E B R U A R Y 1 9 2 7 4 8 7 me in every way and that he does. He must work through his situation there is no longer anything to salvage. I am sorry that you also have so much other trouble, your elderly mother with the hopelessly ill daughter. What do you intend to do with Zora when the elderly lady dies or can no longer maintain the household? Ilse also had the constant nosebleeds like Tete. I am afraid it is associated with the ad- olescent tuberculosis. Ask Zangger about it. I hope to visit you again in the summer or meet you somewhere else. Warm regards from your Albert 489. To Hein Herbers [Berlin, after 24 February 1927] I am willing to be questioned ¢about² on behalf of your newspaper, to which I am indebted for some valuable enlightenment, if ¢I² this can occur ¢at home² in my home. What I find lacking in your newspaper is a certain nobility of form. In order to win new friends, one should not repel those not close to one’s own point of view by ¢impulsiveness² offending so-called traditional values. One must be content with opening people’s eyes. 490. To Count Georg von Arco [Berlin, after 25 February 1927] Dear Count Arco, I do not wish to join in such a specific philosophical effort that pays tribute to a ¢specific² principled point of view. Depending on whether, for its comprehen- sion, one stresses the empirical material or the ¢logical² ¢relative² principled auton- omy of the logical construction, one is an empiricist or an idealist. But it seems childish to me to turn it into some kind of fighting position. Kind regards, your A. E.