Category: Unknown Grigol Robakidze
A writer is an emotional being, often greatly affected by strong personalities. Just like a beautiful woman impels a poet to write lyric, a writer can feel the urge to praise outstanding leaders.
Grigol Robakidze could not resist the temptation when he wrote Hitler and Mussolini. It is not rare that great writers found worthy or unworthy figures hard to ignore. However, it is surprising that a writer who so clearly saw the dangers of Bolshevism, failed to predict what fascism and Nazism would entail. Robakidze’s friends attempted to explain his fascination with his belief that Hitler could free Georgia from the Bolsheviks. He must have been guided by the same misconception when he wrote his essays about the leaders of his time.