To Michael (7 February 1914)

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Michael Polanyi Papers: 17/01
Src: Quoted by Litván 1990, 31.
Quoted in Dale 2016, 32-33: “[Polanyi] was inducted into a Freemason’s lodge (where he found himself “well liked”) and joined the leading circles of the Radical Bourgeois Party. […] Karl confided to Michael—in a letter that took an effort to write, as he had fractured his collarbone in a tobogganing accident—that “the last time I was with Bé I finally broke up with her…. I am convinced that with regard to me (but not with regard to her) this is a positive step. She tolerated the break up well, which calmed me down.”