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The Bomb and the Arms Race

Richard Crockatt.

in Einstein and Twentieth-Century Politics

October 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Intellectual History; Political History. 13965 words.

This chapter addresses the issue of Einstein’s supposed involvement with the atom bomb. His signature on the letter to Roosevelt in 1939 warning the President that fission of uranium could...

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Conclusion

Richard Crockatt.

in Einstein and Twentieth-Century Politics

October 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Intellectual History; Political History. 1425 words.

It is difficult to gauge precisely what influence Einstein and other intellectuals had on the course of events, not because ideas never influence events but because the mechanisms involved...

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Einstein and Twentieth-Century Politics

Richard Crockatt.

October 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Book. Subjects: Intellectual History; Political History. 256 pages.

Einstein, the world-renowned scientist, was also publicly committed to radical political views. Despite the vast literature on Einstein, this book is the first comprehensive study of his...

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Foundations of Thought

Richard Crockatt.

in Einstein and Twentieth-Century Politics

October 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Intellectual History; Political History. 12159 words.

Chapter 2 explores the sources of Einstein’s world view, with a focus on the complex relationships between his approaches to science and politics and between the private and public...

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Freedom and Cold-War Politics

Richard Crockatt.

in Einstein and Twentieth-Century Politics

October 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Intellectual History; Political History. 14070 words.

Freedom held a special place among Einstein’s values, but in his hands it was a complex concept. In science he was a cosmic determinist, while in the human realm he regarded freedom as the...

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Introduction

Richard Crockatt.

in Einstein and Twentieth-Century Politics

October 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Intellectual History; Political History. 2978 words.

This chapter makes the case for a new look at Einstein’s political views on the basis that, despite the vast literature on Einstein, no synoptic study of this subject currently exists. This...

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The Making of a Global Public Intellectual

Richard Crockatt.

in Einstein and Twentieth-Century Politics

October 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Intellectual History; Political History. 14417 words.

This chapter begins with an overview of Einstein’s political education as a prelude to discussion of his connections with other global public intellectuals—Gandhi, Schweitzer, Bertrand...

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Pacifism

Richard Crockatt.

in Einstein and Twentieth-Century Politics

October 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Intellectual History; Political History. 10996 words.

This chapter discusses the relationship between the various strands of Einstein’s political beliefs and the question of whether there was one underlying value or principle. Einstein’s...

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World Government

Richard Crockatt.

in Einstein and Twentieth-Century Politics

October 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Intellectual History; Political History. 11698 words.

In the years immediately following the existential shock of Hiroshima, politicians and intellectuals alike of varying political persuasions were open to internationalist solutions to world...

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Zionism and Israel

Richard Crockatt.

in Einstein and Twentieth-Century Politics

October 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Intellectual History; Political History. 16210 words.

Einstein has been depicted as both a critic and a champion of Zionism and the state of Israel, according to the agendas of those wishing to claim Einstein for their own cause. Neither...

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