New Book: Einstein and Twentieth-Century Politics

Einstein and Twentieth-Century Politics: ‘A Salutary Moral Influence’

By Richard Crockatt

Einstein and Twentieth Century Politics (Oxford University Press) 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 ‘liberal international’ of global intellectuals, including Gandhi, Albert Schweitzer, Bertrand Russell, H.G. Wells, George Bernard Shaw, Romain Rolland, Thomas Mann, and John Dewey. 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.

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