This I Believe. Dr. Hans Simons, president of New York’s New School for Social Research, had already received wide renown as an author and educator when he was forced to flee his native Germany in the early days of the Hitler regime. As executive director of the League of Nations Association and author of the preamble to the League of Nations Covenant, he was decidedly unpopular with the Nazis. In America, his reputation continued to grow, and his talents as a political scientist have been used freely by both governmental and private agencies. Here is Dr. Hans Simons’ creed.