To the Institute of International Education (3 December 1934)

From Karl Polanyi
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Dear Miss Waite,

It was most agreeable surprise to me that your Institute had made inquiries about myself also with my friend Oscar Jaszi at Oberlin College. There are but few people amongst our contemporaries whom I esteem as highly as this man who would have been to Hungary what Massaryk was to Czechoslovakia, if history had not cut short his career.


Mrs. Pogany was one of the most sturdy fighters for Women's Rights I have ever met. I will be very glad to meet her again and to remember the almost forgotten battles of our youth. I wonder whether my old friend Margaret Wrong from Toronto, an eminent student [28] racial problems in Africa and in the … World Student Christian Federation. […]

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KPA: 47/06, 28-29