Einstein and Twentieth-Century Politics by Richard Crockatt

Einstein and Twentieth-Century Politics
  • Title : Einstein and Twentieth-Century Politics
  • Author : Richard Crockatt
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0198785496
  • Pages : 256
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  • Language : English
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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, Einstein and Twentieth Century Politics 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. Most studies look at Einstein in isolation but here he is viewed alongside a 'liberalinternational' of global intellectuals, which includes Gandhi, Albert Schweitzer, and Bertrand Russell. This volume examines how Einstein and comparable intellectuals sought to exert a 'salutary influence', asEinstein put it in a letter to Freud. Einstein's complex and enigmatic personality, which combined intense devotion to privacy and a capacity to perform on the public stage, also contributed to the Einstein myth. Studying Einstein's politics, it is argued here, takes us not only into the mind of Einstein but to the heart of the great public issues of the twentieth century.


Einstein on Politics by Albert Einstein

Einstein on Politics
  • Title : Einstein on Politics
  • Author : Albert Einstein
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0691160201
  • Pages : 560
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The most famous scientist of the twentieth century, Albert Einstein was also one of the century's most outspoken political activists. Deeply engaged with the events of his tumultuous times, from the two world wars and the Holocaust, to the atomic bomb and the Cold War, to the effort to establish a Jewish homeland, Einstein was a remarkably prolific political writer, someone who took courageous and often unpopular stands against nationalism, militarism, anti-Semitism, racism, and McCarthyism. In Einstein on Politics, leading Einstein scholars David Rowe and Robert Schulmann gather Einstein's most important public and private political writings and put them into historical context. The book reveals a little-known Einstein--not the ineffectual and naïve idealist of popular imagination, but a principled, shrewd pragmatist whose stands on political issues reflected the depth of his humanity. Nothing encapsulates Einstein's profound involvement in twentieth-century politics like the atomic bomb. Here we read the former militant pacifist's 1939 letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt warning that Germany might try to develop an atomic bomb. But the book also documents how Einstein tried to explain this action to Japanese pacifists after the United States used atomic weapons to destroy Hiroshima and Nagasaki, events that spurred Einstein to call for international control of nuclear technology. A vivid firsthand view of how one of the twentieth century's greatest minds responded to the greatest political challenges of his day, Einstein on Politics will forever change our picture of Einstein's public activism and private motivations.


Einstein on Politics by Albert Einstein

Einstein on Politics
  • Title : Einstein on Politics
  • Author : Albert Einstein
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0691160201
  • Pages : 560
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  • Language : English
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The most famous scientist of the twentieth century, Albert Einstein was also one of the century's most outspoken political activists. Deeply engaged with the events of his tumultuous times, from the two world wars and the Holocaust, to the atomic bomb and the Cold War, to the effort to establish a Jewish homeland, Einstein was a remarkably prolific political writer, someone who took courageous and often unpopular stands against nationalism, militarism, anti-Semitism, racism, and McCarthyism. In Einstein on Politics, leading Einstein scholars David Rowe and Robert Schulmann gather Einstein's most important public and private political writings and put them into historical context. The book reveals a little-known Einstein--not the ineffectual and naïve idealist of popular imagination, but a principled, shrewd pragmatist whose stands on political issues reflected the depth of his humanity. Nothing encapsulates Einstein's profound involvement in twentieth-century politics like the atomic bomb. Here we read the former militant pacifist's 1939 letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt warning that Germany might try to develop an atomic bomb. But the book also documents how Einstein tried to explain this action to Japanese pacifists after the United States used atomic weapons to destroy Hiroshima and Nagasaki, events that spurred Einstein to call for international control of nuclear technology. A vivid firsthand view of how one of the twentieth century's greatest minds responded to the greatest political challenges of his day, Einstein on Politics will forever change our picture of Einstein's public activism and private motivations.


Einstein's Jewish Science by Steven Gimbel

Einstein's Jewish Science
  • Title : Einstein's Jewish Science
  • Author : Steven Gimbel
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • ISBN Code : 1421405547
  • Pages : 245
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  • Language : English
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This volume intertwines science, history, philosophy, theology, and politics in fresh and fascinating ways to solve the multifaceted riddle of what religion means - and what it means to science.


Memoirs by Edward Teller,Judith Schoolery

Memoirs
  • Title : Memoirs
  • Author : Edward Teller,Judith Schoolery
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780786751709
  • Pages : 672
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  • Language : English
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Edward Teller is perhaps best known for his belief in freedom through strong defense. But this extraordinary memoir at last reveals the man behind the headlines--passionate and humorous, devoted and loyal. Never before has Teller told his story as fully as he does here. We learn his true position on everything from the bombing of Japan to the pursuit of weapons research in the post-war years. In clear and compelling prose, Teller chronicles the people and events that shaped him as a scientist, beginning with his early love of music and math, and continuing with his study of quantum physics under Werner Heisenberg. He also describes his relationships with some of the century's greatest minds--Einstein, Bohr, Fermi, Szilard, von Neumann--and offers an honest assessment of the development of the atomic and hydrogen bombs, the founding of Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, and his complicated relationship with J. Robert Oppenheimer.Rich and humanizing, this candid memoir describes the events that led Edward Teller to be honored or abhorred, and provides a fascinating perspective on the ability of a single individual to affect the course of history.


Form as Revolt by Sebastian Zeidler

Form as Revolt
  • Title : Form as Revolt
  • Author : Sebastian Zeidler
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1501701908
  • Pages : 320
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The German writer and art critic Carl Einstein (1885–1940) has long been acknowledged as an important figure in the history of modern art, and yet he is often sidelined as an enigma. In Form as Revolt Sebastian Zeidler recovers Einstein's multifaceted career, offering the first comprehensive intellectual biography of Einstein in English.Einstein first emerged as a writer of experimental prose through his involvement with the anarchist journal Die Aktion. After a few limited forays into art criticism, he burst onto the art scene in 1915 with his book Negro Sculpture, at once a formalist intervention into the contemporary theory and practice of European sculpture and a manifesto for the sophistication of African art. Einstein would go on to publish seminal texts on the cubist paintings of Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso. His contributions to the surrealist magazine Documents (which Einstein cofounded with Georges Bataille), including writings on Picasso and Paul Klee, remain unsurpassed in their depth and complexity.In a series of close visual analyses—illustrated with major works by Braque, Picasso, and Klee—Zeidler retrieves the theoretical resources that Einstein brought to bear on their art. Form as Revolt shows us that to rediscover Einstein's art criticism is to see the work of great modernist artists anew through the eyes of one of the most gifted left-wing formalists of the twentieth century.


Musical Solidarities by Andrea Bohlman

Musical Solidarities
  • Title : Musical Solidarities
  • Author : Andrea Bohlman
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0190938285
  • Pages : 344
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Musical Solidarities: Political Action and Music in Late Twentieth-Century Poland is a music history of Solidarity, the social movement opposing state socialism in 1980s Poland. The story unfolds along crucial sites of political action under state socialism: underground radio networks, the sanctuaries of the Polish Roman Catholic Church, labor strikes and student demonstrations, and commemorative performances. Through innovative close listenings of archival recordings, author Andrea F. Bohlman uncovers creative sonic practices in bootleg cassettes, televised state propaganda, and the unofficial, uncensored print culture of the opposition. She argues that sound both unified and splintered the Polish opposition, keeping the contingent formations of political dissent in dynamic tension. By revealing the diverse repertories-singer-songwriter verses, religious hymns, large-scale symphonies, experimental music, and popular song-that played a role across the decade, she challenges paradigmatic visions of a late twentieth-century global protest culture that place song and communitas at the helm of social and political change. Musical Solidarities brings together perspectives from historical musicology, ethnomusicology, and sound studies to demonstrate the value of sound for thinking politics. Unfurling the rich soundscapes of political action at demonstrations, church services, meetings, and in detention, it offers a nuanced portrait of this pivotal decade of European and global history.


Science in the 20th Century and Beyond by Jon Agar

Science in the 20th Century and Beyond
  • Title : Science in the 20th Century and Beyond
  • Author : Jon Agar
  • Publisher : Polity
  • ISBN Code : 0745634699
  • Pages : 614
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  • Language : English
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Surveying modern developments in science from 1900 to the present day, this fascinating volume explores Einstein's new physics, the Manhattan Project, eugenics, biotechnology, the Human Genome Project and much more.


Bite-Size Einstein by Albert Einstein

Bite-Size Einstein
  • Title : Bite-Size Einstein
  • Author : Albert Einstein
  • Publisher : St. Martin\'s Press
  • ISBN Code : 1250108497
  • Pages : 128
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The kindly, white-heaired old fellow with the bushy mustache once called "the world's grandfather," Albert Einstein was easily the twentieth century's most remarkable and revered man of science. His leaps of imagination changed forever the way we look at the universe. He gained international celebrity by the very force of his personality, his wry sense of humor (often at the expense of himself), and his limitless humanity. The mind of Albert Einstein bulged at the seams not only with mathematics and physics but also with an insatiable curiosity about life itself. His wide-ranging observations and opinions about the nature of life and the world--not to mention the life and world of nature--are rich in insight, wit, and wisdom. His vision also us a unique opportunity to see ourselves. His thoughts are treasures in small packages; taken as a whole, they offer images and ideas of what we are and what it is possible to be.


The Cambridge Companion to Einstein by Michel Janssen,Christoph Lehner

The Cambridge Companion to Einstein
  • Title : The Cambridge Companion to Einstein
  • Author : Michel Janssen,Christoph Lehner
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0521828341
  • Pages : 575
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These fourteen essays by leading historians and philosophers of science introduce the reader to the work of Albert Einstein. Following an introduction that places Einstein's work in the context of his life and times, the essays explain his main contributions to physics in terms that are accessible to a general audience, including special and general relativity, quantum physics, statistical physics, and unified field theory. The closing essays explore the relation between Einstein's work and twentieth-century philosophy, as well as his political writings.


Einstein's Wife by Andrea Gabor

Einstein's Wife
  • Title : Einstein's Wife
  • Author : Andrea Gabor
  • Publisher : Penguin Group USA
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 341
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Inspired by her generation's experiences juggling career and home life, journalist Andrea Gabor set out to define the unique stuff of which great women are made and chart the often tangled territory in which love and ambition intersect. Among the women she profiles are Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, architect and urban planner Denise Scott Brown, and Mileva Maric Einstein, the scientist whose marriage to Einstein ended in tragedy.


King of the Mountain by Arnold M. Ludwig

King of the Mountain
  • Title : King of the Mountain
  • Author : Arnold M. Ludwig
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • ISBN Code : 0813143306
  • Pages : 496
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"People may choose to ignore their animal heritage by interpreting their behavior as divinely inspired, socially purposeful, or even self-serving, all of which they attribute to being human, but they masticate, fornicate, and procreate, much as chimps and apes do, so they should have little cause to get upset if they learn that they act like other primates when they politically agitate, debate, abdicate, placate, and administrate, too." King of the Mountain presents the startling findings of Arnold M. Ludwig's eighteen-year investigation into why people want to rule. The answer may seem obvious -- power, privilege, and perks -- but any adequate answer also needs to explain why so many rulers cling to power even when they are miserable, trust nobody, feel besieged, and face almost certain death. Ludwig's results suggest that leaders of nations tend to act remarkably like monkeys and apes in the way they come to power, govern, and rule. Profiling every ruler of a recognized country in the twentieth century -- over 1,900 people in all -- Ludwig establishes how rulers came to power, how they lost power, the dangers they faced, and the odds of their being assassinated, committing suicide, or dying a natural death. Then, concentrating on a smaller sub-set of 377 rulers for whom more extensive personal information was available, he compares six different kinds of leaders, examining their characteristics, their childhoods, and their mental stability or instability to identify the main predictors of later political success. Ludwig's penetrating observations, though presented in a lighthearted and entertaining way, offer important insight into why humans have engaged in war throughout recorded history as well as suggesting how they might live together in peace.


Two Machiavellian Moments in Twentieth-century American Political Culture by Richard Wayne Nelson

Two Machiavellian Moments in Twentieth-century American Political Culture
  • Title : Two Machiavellian Moments in Twentieth-century American Political Culture
  • Author : Richard Wayne Nelson
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  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 990
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  • Language : English
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Einstein in Bohemia by Michael D. Gordin

Einstein in Bohemia
  • Title : Einstein in Bohemia
  • Author : Michael D. Gordin
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0691177376
  • Pages : 360
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"Though Einstein is undoubtedly one of the most important figures in the history of modern science, he was in many respects marginal. Despite being one of the creators of quantum theory, he remained skeptical of it, and his major research program while in Princeton -the quest for a unified field- ultimately failed. In this book, Michael Gordin explores this paradox in Einstein's life by concentrating on a brief and often overlooked interlude: his tenure as professor of physics in Prague, from April of 1911 to the summer of 1912. Though often dismissed by biographers and scholars, it was a crucial year for Einstein both personally and scientifically: his marriage deteriorated, he began thinking seriously about his Jewish identity for the first time, he attempted a new explanation for gravitation-which though it failed had a significant impact on his later work-and he met numerous individuals, including Max Brod, Hugo Bergmann, Philipp Frank, and Arnošt Kolman, who would continue to influence him. In a kind of double-biography of the figure and the city, this book links Prague and Einstein together. Like the man, the city exhibits the same paradox of being both central and marginal to the main contours of European history. It was to become the capital of the Czech Republic but it was always, compared to Vienna and Budapest, less central in the Habsburg Empire. Moreover, it was home to a lively Germanophone intellectual and artistic scene, thought the vast majority of its population spoke only Czech. By emphasizing the marginality and the centrality of both Einstein and Prague, Gordin sheds new light both on Einstein's life and career and on the intellectual and scientific life of the city in the early twentieth century"--


Einstein for the 21st Century by Peter L. Galison,Gerald Holton,Silvan S. Schweber

Einstein for the 21st Century
  • Title : Einstein for the 21st Century
  • Author : Peter L. Galison,Gerald Holton,Silvan S. Schweber
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0691177902
  • Pages : 384
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  • Language : English
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More than fifty years after his death, Albert Einstein's vital engagement with the world continues to inspire others, spurring conversations, projects, and research, in the sciences as well as the humanities. Einstein for the 21st Century shows us why he remains a figure of fascination. In this wide-ranging collection, eminent artists, historians, scientists, and social scientists describe Einstein's influence on their work, and consider his relevance for the future. Scientists discuss how Einstein's vision continues to motivate them, whether in their quest for a fundamental description of nature or in their investigations in chaos theory; art scholars and artists explore his ties to modern aesthetics; a music historian probes Einstein's musical tastes and relates them to his outlook in science; historians explore the interconnections between Einstein's politics, physics, and philosophy; and other contributors examine his impact on the innovations of our time. Uniquely cross-disciplinary, Einstein for the 21st Century serves as a testament to his legacy and speaks to everyone with an interest in his work. The contributors are Leon Botstein, Lorraine Daston, E. L. Doctorow, Yehuda Elkana, Yaron Ezrahi, Michael L. Friedman, Jürg Fröhlich, Peter L. Galison, David Gross, Hanoch Gutfreund, Linda D. Henderson, Dudley Herschbach, Gerald Holton, Caroline Jones, Susan Neiman, Lisa Randall, Jürgen Renn, Matthew Ritchie, Silvan S. Schweber, and A. Douglas Stone.


Einstein's Wife by Allen Esterson,David C. Cassidy

Einstein's Wife
  • Title : Einstein's Wife
  • Author : Allen Esterson,David C. Cassidy
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 0262538970
  • Pages : 336
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Albert Einstein's first wife, Mileva Einstein-Maric, was forgotten by history for decades, But when a trove of correspondence between them beginning in their student days at the Zurich Polytechnic was discovered in 1986, her story began to be told. Mileva was one of the few women of her era to pursue higher education in science. Her ambitions for a science career, however, suffered a series of setbacks, including an out-of-wedlock pregnancy by Einstein. Some of the tellers of the "Mileva Story" made startling claims: that she was a brilliant mathematician who surpassed her husband, and that she made uncredited contributions to his most celebrated papers in 1905, including his paper on special relativity. The authors of Einstein's Wife look at the actual evidence, and a chapter by Ruth Lewin Sime offers important historical context. The story they tell is that of a brave and determined young woman who struggled against a variety of obstacles at a time when science was not very welcoming to women. Book jacket.


Einstein and Oppenheimer by Silvan S. Schweber

Einstein and Oppenheimer
  • Title : Einstein and Oppenheimer
  • Author : Silvan S. Schweber
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0674043359
  • Pages : 412
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Albert Einstein and J. Robert Oppenheimer, two iconic scientists of the twentieth century, belonged to different generations, with the boundary marked by the advent of quantum mechanics. By exploring how these men differed—in their worldview, in their work, and in their day—this book provides powerful insights into the lives of two critical figures and into the scientific culture of their times.


Einstein's German World by Fritz Stern

Einstein's German World
  • Title : Einstein's German World
  • Author : Fritz Stern
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0691171300
  • Pages : 352
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The French political philosopher Raymond Aron once observed that the twentieth century "could have been Germany's century." In 1900, the country was Europe's preeminent power, its material strength and strident militaristic ethos apparently balanced by a vital culture and extraordinary scientific achievement. It was poised to achieve greatness. In Einstein's German World, the eminent historian Fritz Stern explores the ambiguous promise of Germany before Hitler, as well as its horrifying decline into moral nihilism under Nazi rule, and aspects of its remarkable recovery since World War II. He does so by gracefully blending history and biography in a sequence of finely drawn studies of Germany's great scientists and of German-Jewish relations before and during Hitler's regime. Stern's central chapter traces the complex friendship of Albert Einstein and the Nobel Prize-winning chemist Fritz Haber, contrasting their responses to German life and to their Jewish heritage. Haber, a convert to Christianity and a firm German patriot until the rise of the Nazis; Einstein, a committed internationalist and pacifist, and a proud though secular Jew. Other chapters, also based on new archival sources, consider the turbulent and interrelated careers of the physicist Max Planck, an austere and powerful figure who helped to make Berlin a happy, productive place for Einstein and other legendary scientists; of Paul Ehrlich, the founder of chemotherapy; of Walther Rathenau, the German-Jewish industrialist and statesman tragically assassinated in 1922; and of Chaim Weizmann, chemist, Zionist, and first president of Israel, whose close relations with his German colleagues is here for the first time recounted. Stern examines the still controversial way that historians have dealt with World War I and Germans have dealt with their nation's defeat, and he analyzes the conflicts over the interpretations of Germany's past that persist to this day. He also writes movingly about the psychic cost of Germany's reunification in 1990, the reconciliation between Germany and Poland, and the challenges and prospects facing Germany today. At once historical and personal, provocative and accessible, Einstein's German World illuminates the issues that made Germany's and Europe's past and present so important in a tumultuous century of creativity and violence.


Primitivism and Twentieth-Century Art by Jack Flam,Carl Einstein,Miriam Deutch

Primitivism and Twentieth-Century Art
  • Title : Primitivism and Twentieth-Century Art
  • Author : Jack Flam,Carl Einstein,Miriam Deutch
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780520215030
  • Pages : 491
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"This is a much needed, important collection-a goldmine of sources for scholars and students. The texts articulate the key Primitivist aesthetic discourses of the period, offering crucial insight into the complex and always changing nexus between culture, politics, and representation. Because of the breadth of the materials covered and the controversies they raise, this anthology is one of the all too rare volumes that not only will provide reference materials for years to come but also will feature centrally in classroom discussions."—Suzanne Preston Blier, author of African Vodun: Art, Psychology, and Power "For almost a century art historians have fretted about the notion of primitivism in the arts. This comprehensive-in both senses of the word-anthology is a peerless source of the history of responses to works categorized as 'primitive.' In its range, the book touches upon all the troubling questions-formal, anthropological, political, historical-that have bedeviled the study of the arts of Oceania, Africa, and North and South America, and provides the grounds, at last, for intelligent pursuit of keener distinctions. I regard this book as a superb contribution to the study of Modern art; in fact, indispensable."—Dore Ashton, author of Noguchi East and West "An extraordinarily useful and complete collection of primary documents, many translated for the first time into English, and almost all unlikely to be encountered elsewhere without serious effort. Its five sections, each with a lively and scholarly introduction, reveal the diverse views of artists and writers on primitive art from Matisse, Picasso, and Fry to many far less known and sometimes surprising figures. The book also uncovers the politics and aesthetics of the major museum exhibitions that gained acceptance for art that had been both reviled and mythologized. Recent texts included are all germane. This book will be invaluable for any college course on the topic."—Shelly Errington, author of The Death of Authentic Primitive Art and Other Tales of Progress "An exceptionally valuable anthology of seventy documents--most heretofore unavailable in English--on the ongoing controversies surrounding Primitivism and Modern art. Insightfully chosen and annotated, the collection is brilliantly introduced by Jack Flam's essay on the historical progression, contexts, and cultural complexities of more than one hundred years' ideas about Primitivism. Rich, timely, illuminating."—Herbert M. Cole, author of Icons: Ideals and Power in the Art of Africa


Ralph Miliband and the Politics of the New Left by Michael Newman

Ralph Miliband and the Politics of the New Left
  • Title : Ralph Miliband and the Politics of the New Left
  • Author : Michael Newman
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780850365139
  • Pages : 368
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Miliband was an academic and public intellectual whose life and work were devoted to the attempt to define and apply an independent form of socialism. As a result of his published works, teaching, and role in political movements, he became the most influential socialist political theorist writing in English, and he was as well known in North America, where he held several visiting Professorships, as in Britain. His writings were also widely translated. The Socialist Register, which he founded (with John Saville) and edited for thirty years, brought him into contact with left-wing intellectuals throughout the world. This biography draws Miliband as an energetic letter writer, and his letters, many on issues of political importance with such figures as C.Wright Mills, E.P.Thompson, Leszek Kolakowski, John Saville, Marcel Liebman, Rossana Rossanda, K.S.Karol, Andre Gorz and Perry Anderson. Based on exclusive access to Miliband's extensive personal papers, and supplemented by interviews, this book analyses the ideas and contribution of a key figure in the British and international Left from the second world war until the collapse of communism.Miliband's life and work form the central focus, but the book also provides an interpretative history of the evolution, debates and dilemmas of socialists throughout the period, and of the problems they faced both at work defending academic freedom and in society at large.


Philosophy of Meaning, Knowledge and Value in the 20th Century by John Canfiled V

Philosophy of Meaning, Knowledge and Value in the 20th Century
  • Title : Philosophy of Meaning, Knowledge and Value in the 20th Century
  • Author : John Canfiled V
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1136767428
  • Pages : 504
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  • Language : English
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The twentieth century brought enormous change to subjects such as language, metaphysics, ethics and epistemology. This volume covers the major developments in these areas and more.


Václav Havel by James F. Pontuso,Charles Patterson Professor of Government & Foreign Affairs James F Pontuso

Václav Havel
  • Title : Václav Havel
  • Author : James F. Pontuso,Charles Patterson Professor of Government & Foreign Affairs James F Pontuso
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN Code : 9780742522565
  • Pages : 175
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  • Language : English
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More than any other public figure, VOclav Havel has reflected on the opportunities and dilemmas facing humankind as a result of the collapse of Communism. In VOclav Havel: Civic Responsibility in the Postmodern Age, James F. Pontuso argues that Havel's life as a dissident and political leader, his political philosophy, and his plays must be understood as connected to one another. Pontuso skillfully explores these connections and explains Havel's prescriptions for political life.


Twentieth-century Literary Criticism by Gale Research Company

Twentieth-century Literary Criticism
  • Title : Twentieth-century Literary Criticism
  • Author : Gale Research Company
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  • Pages : N.A
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Excerpts from criticism of the works of novelists, poets, playwrights, and other creative writers, 1900-1960.


History in Dispute: Twentieth-century European social and political movements. Second series by Benjamin Frankel

History in Dispute: Twentieth-century European social and political movements. Second series
  • Title : History in Dispute: Twentieth-century European social and political movements. Second series
  • Author : Benjamin Frankel
  • Publisher : Saint James Press
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 382
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  • Language : English
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This volume, focusing on European culture, society, ideas, and economics, presents entries with a brief statement of opposing points of view, a summary of the issue, and two or more essays giving the sides of the dispute.


Hans Albert Einstein by Robert Ettema,Cornelia F. Mutel

Hans Albert Einstein
  • Title : Hans Albert Einstein
  • Author : Robert Ettema,Cornelia F. Mutel
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780784413302
  • Pages : 331
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  • Language : English
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Literature and Politics in the Twentieth Century by Walter Laqueur,George Lachmann Mosse

Literature and Politics in the Twentieth Century
  • Title : Literature and Politics in the Twentieth Century
  • Author : Walter Laqueur,George Lachmann Mosse
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  • Pages : 219
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  • Language : English
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Quantum Legacies by David Kaiser

Quantum Legacies
  • Title : Quantum Legacies
  • Author : David Kaiser
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 022669805X
  • Pages : 360
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"Physicists have grappled with quantum theory for over a century. They have learned to wring precise answers from the theory's governing equations, and no experiment to date has found compelling evidence to contradict it. Even so, the conceptual apparatus remains stubbornly, famously bizarre. Physicists have tackled these conceptual uncertainties while navigating still larger ones: the rise of fascism, cataclysmic world wars and a new nuclear age, an unsteady Cold War stand-off and its unexpected end. Quantum Legacies introduces readers to physics' still-unfolding quest by treating iconic moments of discovery and debate among well-known figures like Albert Einstein, Erwin Schrödinger, and Stephen Hawking, and many others whose contributions have indelibly shaped our understanding of nature"--


Albert Einstein, Historical and Cultural Perspectives by Gerald Holton,Yehuda Elkana

Albert Einstein, Historical and Cultural Perspectives
  • Title : Albert Einstein, Historical and Cultural Perspectives
  • Author : Gerald Holton,Yehuda Elkana
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1400855438
  • Pages : 474
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  • Language : English
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Based on papers presented at the Jerusalem Einstein Centennial Symposium in March 1979, this volume sets forth an articulated sequence of chapters on the impact of Einstein's work, not only in science but in humanistic studies and problems such as international security in the nuclear age. Originally published in 1982. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.


International Political Effects of World Colonization and Migration in the Twentieth Century by Chi Hsien Chang

International Political Effects of World Colonization and Migration in the Twentieth Century
  • Title : International Political Effects of World Colonization and Migration in the Twentieth Century
  • Author : Chi Hsien Chang
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  • Pages : 1300
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  • Language : English
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Political Ideologies of the Twentieth Century by Hans Kohn

Political Ideologies of the Twentieth Century
  • Title : Political Ideologies of the Twentieth Century
  • Author : Hans Kohn
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  • Pages : 309
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  • Language : English
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German Essays on Science in the 20th Century: Albert Einstein, Werner Heisenberg, Max Planck, and ot by Wolfgang Schirmacher

German Essays on Science in the 20th Century: Albert Einstein, Werner Heisenberg, Max Planck, and ot
  • Title : German Essays on Science in the 20th Century: Albert Einstein, Werner Heisenberg, Max Planck, and ot
  • Author : Wolfgang Schirmacher
  • Publisher : Continuum
  • ISBN Code : 9780826407474
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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The 20th century has brought us to the high point of the scientific-technological age but paradoxically marks the beginning of a critical loss of confidence in the very powers of science. This volume in The German Library, a companion to volume 36 (German Essays on Science in the 19th Centiry, also edited by Wolfgang Schirmacher), represents the sciences in a comprehansive way: Physics, Biochemistry, Ecology, Ethology, Social Sciences, Law and Culture. Writers and scientists represented include: Robert Bosch, Albert Einstein, Otto Hahn, Werner Heisenberg, Konrad Lorenz, Lise Meitner, Max Planck, Georg Simmel, Max Weber, and many others.


Propaganda in Twentieth Century War and Politics by Robert Cole,Scarecrow Press,Salem Press

Propaganda in Twentieth Century War and Politics
  • Title : Propaganda in Twentieth Century War and Politics
  • Author : Robert Cole,Scarecrow Press,Salem Press
  • Publisher : Magill Bibliographies
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 402
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  • Language : English
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Annotated bibliography of books and articles writen about propaganda theory and history; propaganda delivered in literature, press, and pulpit; propaganda and revolution, reaction, social change and international politics; dealings with facist and other totalitarian systems; and materials dealing with remodeling postwar Western societies.


Something New Under the Sun: An Environmental History of the Twentieth-Century World (The Global Century Series) by J. R. McNeill

Something New Under the Sun: An Environmental History of the Twentieth-Century World (The Global Century Series)
  • Title : Something New Under the Sun: An Environmental History of the Twentieth-Century World (The Global Century Series)
  • Author : J. R. McNeill
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN Code : 9780393075892
  • Pages : 448
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  • Language : English
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"Refreshingly unpolemical and at times even witty, McNeill's book brims with carefully sifted statistics and brilliant details."—Washington Post Book World The history of the twentieth century is most often told through its world wars, the rise and fall of communism, or its economic upheavals. In his startling new book, J. R. McNeill gives us our first general account of what may prove to be the most significant dimension of the twentieth century: its environmental history. To a degree unprecedented in human history, we have refashioned the earth's air, water, and soil, and the biosphere of which we are a part. Based on exhaustive research, McNeill's story—a compelling blend of anecdotes, data, and shrewd analysis—never preaches: it is our definitive account. This is a volume in The Global Century Series (general editor, Paul Kennedy).


History in Dispute: Twentieth-century European social and political movements. First series by Paul DuQuenoy,Benjamin Frankel

History in Dispute: Twentieth-century European social and political movements. First series
  • Title : History in Dispute: Twentieth-century European social and political movements. First series
  • Author : Paul DuQuenoy,Benjamin Frankel
  • Publisher : St James Press
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 407
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  • Language : English
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Each volume of the History in Dispute series has a thematic, era or subject-specific focus that coincides with the way history is studied at the academic level. Each volume contains roughly 50 entries, chosen by a board of historians and academics.


A Short History of Physics in the American Century by David C. Cassidy

A Short History of Physics in the American Century
  • Title : A Short History of Physics in the American Century
  • Author : David C. Cassidy
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0674062744
  • Pages : 220
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  • Language : English
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As the twentieth century ended, computers, the Internet, and nanotechnology were central to modern American life. Yet the physical advances underlying these applications are poorly understood and underappreciated by U.S. citizens. In this overview, Cassidy views physics through America’s engagement with the political events of a tumultuous century.


No Fixed Points by Nancy Reynolds,Malcolm McCormick

No Fixed Points
  • Title : No Fixed Points
  • Author : Nancy Reynolds,Malcolm McCormick
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780300259322
  • Pages : 928
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  • Language : English
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Einstein Defiant by Edmund Blair Bolles

Einstein Defiant
  • Title : Einstein Defiant
  • Author : Edmund Blair Bolles
  • Publisher : Joseph Henry Press
  • ISBN Code : 0309167817
  • Pages : 356
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  • Language : English
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"I find the idea quite intolerable that an electron exposed to radiation should choose of its own free will, not only its moment to jump off, but also its direction. In that case, I would rather be a cobbler, or even an employee in a gaming house, than a physicist." -Albert Einstein A scandal hovers over the history of 20th century physics. Albert Einstein -- the century's greatest physicist -- was never able to come to terms with quantum mechanics, the century's greatest theoretical achievement. For physicists who routinely use both quantum laws and Einstein's ideas, this contradiction can be almost too embarrassing to dwell on. Yet Einstein was one of the founders of quantum physics and he spent many years preaching the quantum's importance and its revolutionary nature. The Danish genius Neils Bohr was another founder of quantum physics. He had managed to solve one of the few physics problems that Einstein ever shied away from, linking quantum mathematics with a new model of the atom. This leap immediately yielded results that explained electron behavior and the periodic table of the elements. Despite their mutual appreciation of the quantum's importance, these two giants of modern physics never agreed on the fundamentals of their work. In fact, they clashed repeatedly throughout the 1920s, arguing first over Einstein's theory of "light quanta"(photons), then over Niels Bohr's short-lived theory that denied the conservation of energy at the quantum level, and climactically over the new quantum mechanics that Bohr enthusiastically embraced and Einstein stubbornly defied. This contest of visions stripped the scientific imagination naked. Einstein was a staunch realist, demanding to know the physical reasons behind physical events. At odds with this approach was Bohr's more pragmatic perspective that favored theories that worked, even if he might not have a corresponding explanation of the underlying reality. Powerful and illuminating, Einstein Defiant is the first book to capture the soul and the science that inspired this dramatic duel, revealing the personalities and the passions -- and, in the end, what was at stake for the world.


The Born-Einstein Letters by Albert Einstein,Max Born,Hedwig Born

The Born-Einstein Letters
  • Title : The Born-Einstein Letters
  • Author : Albert Einstein,Max Born,Hedwig Born
  • Publisher : MacMillan
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  • Pages : 240
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  • Language : English
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Stranger Than We Can Imagine by John Higgs

Stranger Than We Can Imagine
  • Title : Stranger Than We Can Imagine
  • Author : John Higgs
  • Publisher : Catapult
  • ISBN Code : 1619026805
  • Pages : 356
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  • Language : English
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In Stranger Than We Can Imagine, John Higgs argues that before 1900, history seemed to make sense. We can understand innovations like electricity, agriculture and democracy. The twentieth century, in contrast, gave us relativity, cubism, quantum mechanics, the id, existentialism, Stalin, psychedelics, chaos mathematics, climate change and postmodernism. In order to understand such a disorienting barrage of unfamiliar and knotty ideas, Higgs shows us, we need to shift the framework of our interpretation and view these concepts within the context of a new kind of historical narrative. Instead of looking at it as another step forward in a stable path, we need to look at the twentieth century as a chaotic seismic shift, upending all linear narratives. Higgs invites us along as he journeys across a century “about which we know too much” in order to grant us a new perspective on it. He brings a refreshingly non-academic, eclectic and infectiously energetic approach to his subjects as well as a unique ability to explain how complex ideas connect and intersect—whether he’s discussing Einstein’s theories of relativity, the Beat poets' interest in Eastern thought or the bright spots and pitfalls of the American Dream.


Einstein by Walter Isaacson

Einstein
  • Title : Einstein
  • Author : Walter Isaacson
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1847395899
  • Pages : 704
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  • Language : English
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NOW A MAJOR SERIES 'GENIUS' ON NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, PRODUCED BY RON HOWARD AND STARRING GEOFFREY RUSH Einstein is the great icon of our age: the kindly refugee from oppression whose wild halo of hair, twinkling eyes, engaging humanity and extraordinary brilliance made his face a symbol and his name a synonym for genius. He was a rebel and nonconformist from boyhood days. His character, creativity and imagination were related, and they drove both his life and his science. In this marvellously clear and accessible narrative, Walter Isaacson explains how his mind worked and the mysteries of the universe that he discovered. Einstein's success came from questioning conventional wisdom and marvelling at mysteries that struck others as mundane. This led him to embrace a worldview based on respect for free spirits and free individuals. All of which helped make Einstein into a rebel but with a reverence for the harmony of nature, one with just the right blend of imagination and wisdom to transform our understanding of the universe. This new biography, the first since all of Einstein's papers have become available, is the fullest picture yet of one of the key figures of the twentieth century. This is the first full biography of Albert Einstein since all of his papers have become available -- a fully realised portrait of this extraordinary human being, and great genius. Praise for EINSTEIN by Walter Isaacson:- 'YOU REALLY MUST READ THIS.' Sunday Times 'As pithy as Einstein himself.’ New Scientist ‘[A] brilliant biography, rich with newly available archival material.’ Literary Review ‘Beautifully written, it renders the physics understandable.’ Sunday Telegraph ‘Isaacson is excellent at explaining the science. ' Daily Express