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The characteristic feature of the experiment in Russia ... is not that it is communist, but that it is being carried on with a plan in the face of a planless opposition.




Nicholas M. Butler, 1862-1947, President, Columbia University, Nobel Laureate in Peace, Republican Party Leader, Commencement address, Columbia University, June 11, 1931

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Nicholas M. Butler
Nicholas M. Butler
  • Born: April 2, 1862
  • Died: December 7, 1947
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Philosopher

Nicholas Murray Butler was an American philosopher, diplomat, and educator. Butler was president of Columbia University, president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. He became so well known and respected that The New York Times printed his Christmas greeting to the nation every year.

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