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Ludwig Stein, Noted Political Observer and Philosopher, Dies

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Professor Ludwig Stein, famous throughout Europe as a philosopher, sociologist and political observer, died here yesterday at the age of 70. Professor Stein, who was born in Hungary, and who was for many years Professor of Ordinary Sociology at the University of Berne, Switzerland, had resided in Berlin for more than twenty years.

Professor Stein began his career as a rabbi of an orthodox Jewish congregation in Berlin. While still a young man, he became professor at Berne. His lectures attracted such students as Rathenau, Trotsky, Rosa Luxemburg, Tumarkin, Radek and Baron von Brockdorff. At the same time he also served as political editor of the “Vossische Zeitung” of Berlin, writing under the nom de plume of Diplomaticus.

For more than a quarter of a century Dr. Stein advocated the formation of an effective League of Nations. He lectured in the United States in 1923. Among the works he has written are commentaries upon the writings of Nietzsche, Liebnitz, Spinoza and Spengler and philosophical books of his own, including “The Philosophy of Peace” and “Evolution and Optimism.”

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