The Age of McCarthyism
silencing and censorship of government workers, the idea that the United States is threatened by certain. New York Times : The reactionary politicians have managed to instill suspicion of all intellectual efforts into the public by dangling before their eyes a danger from without. Sapiens 187, k -37. Einstein was only half-joking, however, when he issued his statement. One witness called upon by the committee declared that such teachings were against the interests of the United States. The Albert Einstein Archives at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He should be prepared, Einstein wrote, for the sacrifice of his personal welfare in the interest of the cultural welfare of his country.
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Edgar Hoover's Secret War Against the World's Most Famous Scientist (New York:. Leonard Buder, Refuse to Testify, Einstein Advises Intellectuals Called In by Congress, New York Times, June 12, 1953. Einsteins response to a political climate increasingly hostile to scientists and teachers. If not, then the intellectuals of this country deserve nothing better than the slavery which is intended for them. Historians are now sure there never was such a list. It is worth describing the dire sequence of past events, and learning from Einsteins clairvoyant and courageous response to them, in order to best address the present situation. Stone, Free Speech in the Age of McCarthy: A Cautionary Tale, California Law Review 93 (2005 13871412. Fred Jerome and Rodger Taylor, Einstein on Race and Racism (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2005). His May 16, 1953, letter of replywhich, he specified, need not be considered confidentialwas"d extensively by the. He regretted that in this dark age freedom of teaching, mutual exchange of opinions, and freedom of press and other media of communication are encroached upon or obstructed, adding that this is a state of affairs which a democratic government cannot survive in the long. As a former president of the University of Chicago noted, The entire teaching profession of the.S.
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