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02/25/2018

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Wells was anti-nationalist if anything and not a supporter of Zionis (given what's been happening in Palestine/Israel over the last few decades, his concerns were well founded). Like the rest of he's only human and had his prejudices, based on life experiences, but later on in life he came to regret his attitudes to the Jews as he became more aware of the Nazi atrocities in WW2. He even wrote a letter of apology to Chaim Weizmann for his past statements. I'm currently reading Coren's bio of Wells and his bitter dislike of Wells really says more about Coren than it does of Wells. Wells penned some beautiful prose in his time and, with all due respect raking through the millions of words he wrote looking for traces of antisemitism really misses the greater picture he was painting about the future great possibilities for humanity.

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