H. G. Wells on Insane Rulers

In 1939 Wells declared that Hitler was insane:

“But insanity has its advantages as well as its handicaps. It involves an abnormal concentration of purpose and nervous energy. In its phase of mania it abolishes or at least defers fatigue and sustains long spells of sleepless vigilance and penetrating distrust far beyond the compass of normal people”

The Fate of Homo Sapiens

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