In case you wonder how Mahatma Gandhi, the prophet of non-violence, would have made out with someone less civilized than the British, Andrew Roberts gives us some insight in his book The Holy Fox: A Life of Lord Halifax.
During a European visit, Lord Halifax, a former British viceroy of India, was invited to Hitler’s mountain retreat at Berchtesgaden for lunch. After lunch Halifax brought up his experiences as viceroy of India, where he had urged a policy of conciliation. Hitler interrupted him and said, “Shoot Gandhi! And if that does not suffice to reduce them to submission, shoot a dozen leading members of Congress; and if that does not suffice, shoot 200 and so on until order is established.”
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