Albert Einstein's letters on how to deal with the USSR up for auction

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He also dismisses the notion that his theories were difficult to understand as "twaddle".

Einstein's correspondent, the psychoanalyst Walter Marseille, had suggested an idea of a world government in a paper entitled "A Method to Enforce World Peace".

Einstein wrote in correspondence in 1948: "Better to let Russia see that there is nothing to be achieved by aggression, but there are advantages in joining [a world government]: Then the Russian regime's attitude will probably chance and they will take part without compulsion."

In another letter, he wrote: "In my view it is much better, both morally and practically, to attempt to bring about a state of affairs in which the Russians, out of pure self-interest, find it preferable to give up their separatist position."

Simon Luterbacher, who is handling the sale for Bloomsbury Auctions said: "I think that Einstein was much more open to the suggestion that you can make a deal or you can learn to live with what was the USSR."

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