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Einstein and twentieth-century politics : 'a salutary moral influence'

Author: Richard Crockatt
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016.
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Albert Einstein, world-renowned as a physicist, was also publicly committed to radical political views. Despite the vast literature on Einstein, this is the first comprehensive study of his politics, covering his opinions and campaigns on pacifism, Zionism, control of nuclear weapons, world government, freedom, and racial equality.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)944463025
Named Person: Albert Einstein; Albert Einstein
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Crockatt
ISBN: 9780191088292 0191088293 9780191827402 0191827401
OCLC Number: 959277757
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations.
Contents: Cover; Einstein and Twentieth-Century Politics: 'A Salutary Moral Influence'; Copyright; Dedication; Acknowledgements; Contents; List of Illustrations; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1: The Making of a Global Public Intellectual; THE POLITICAL EDUCATION OF ALBERT EINSTEIN; THE RISE OF THE GLOBAL INTELLECTUAL; LIBERAL INTERNATIONALISM IN THE WAKE OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR; EINSTEIN AND THE LIBERAL INTELLECTUALS; CONNECTIONS; EINSTEIN'S FIRST CAMPAIGN; THE SCIENTIST AS GLOBAL CELEBRITY; 2: Foundations of Thought: Principles, Privacy, and Performance; THE DIFFICULTY OF EINSTEIN; THE EINSTEIN PARADOX THE ARGUMENT FOR UNITY; THE COMPARTMENTALIZED EINSTEIN; THE EINSTEIN PARADOX IN PRACTICE; A QUESTION OF TEMPERAMENT: THE PERSONAL AND THE POLITICAL; MOVING BEYOND THE PERSONAL: THE ROLE OF RELIGION; PRIVATE LIVES AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF A PUBLIC SELF; 3: Pacifism; A QUESTION OF PRIORITIES; CITIZENSHIP, NATION, AND THE STATE; THE FIRST WORLD WAR AND ITS AFTERMATH; OUTLAWING WAR: THE KELLOG-BRIAND PACT AND INTERNATIONAL PACIFISM; DISARMAMENT; EINSTEIN-FREUD AGAIN; RETHINKING PACIFISM; CONCLUSION; 4: Zionism and Israel; THE ZIONIST BACKGROUND; ZIONISM AND LIBERALISM; EINSTEIN'S JEWISH IDENTITY EINSTEIN AND ZIONISM, 1918-1922; AMERICA, PALESTINE, AND THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM; PALESTINE AND JEWISH-ARAB RELATIONS; TOWARDS STATEHOOD; THE ARRIVAL OF STATEHOOD; 5: The Bomb and the Arms Race; THE WEB OF EINSTEIN'S INTERESTS; EINSTEIN AND THE BOMB, 1939-1945; HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI; INTERNATIONAL CONTROL OF ATOMIC ENERGY; THE EMERGENCY COMMITTEE OF ATOMIC SCIENTISTS; THE H-BOMB AND THE RUSSELL-EINSTEIN MANIFESTO; 6: World Government; THE INTERNATIONALIST MOMENT; THE DRIVE FOR WORLD GOVERNMENT; EINSTEIN AND WORLD GOVERNMENT; EINSTEIN AND EMERY REVES ASSESSING EINSTEIN ON WORLD GOVERNMENT; 7: Freedom and Cold-War Politics; EINSTEIN AND THE MEANING OF FREEDOM; INTELLECTUAL INFLUENCES: FRANZ OPPENHEIMER AND THORSTEIN VEBLEN; SOCIALISM AND FREEDOM; LIBERALISM AND FREEDOM IN THE COLD WAR; EINSTEIN AND HENRY WALLACE; EINSTEIN THE 'UN-AMERICAN'; EINSTEIN AND RACE; Conclusion; Notes; NOTE ON SOURCES; INTRODUCTION; CHAPTER 1: THE MAKING OF A GLOBAL PUBLIC INTELLECTUAL; CHAPTER 2: FOUNDATIONS OF THOUGHT: PRINCIPLES, PRIVACY, AND PERFORMANCE; CHAPTER 3: PACIFISM; CHAPTER 4: ZIONISM AND ISRAEL; CHAPTER 5: THE BOMB AND THE ARMS RACE CHAPTER 6: WORLD GOVERNMENT; CHAPTER 7: FREEDOM AND COLD-WAR POLITICS; CONCLUSION; Bibliography; PRIMARY SOURCES; Manuscripts; Collected Papers; Other Collections; Published Correspondence; Books and Articles by Contemporaries; SECONDARY SOURCES; Index
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