D O C U M E N T 4 3 S E P T E M B E R 1 9 2 7 5 3 43. To Martin Schellenberger[1] [Berlin,] 3 September 1927 Dear Sir, Student and teacher exchanges as a means of achieving “intellectual disarma- ment” are known and already in use.[2] Because of the cost, the achievement of a sufficient mass effect is probably not possible. In general, my opinion is that in the case of such endeavors, one should, whenever possible, avoid the government be- cause of the internal political cattle trading that inevitably develops. In my view, the most important goal to be sought currently is collaboration among middle school teachers delegated by professional organizations from various countries for the purpose of cleansing school textbooks of passages encouraging chauvinism. By the way, I would like to inform you that the German National Committee on Inter- national Intellectual Cooperation that is presently being founded will be the author- ity that will have to weigh and promote recommendations of the kind you make.[3] This [committee] is the international commission etc. associated with the League of Nations. Respectfully yours,
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