An inspiring collection of the great thinker’s views on a rapidly changing world.
Nuclear proliferation, Zionism, and the global economy are just a few of the insightful and surprisingly prescient topics scientist Albert Einstein discusses in this volume of collected essays from between 1931 and 1950. Written with a clear voice and a thoughtful perspective on the effects of science, economics, and politics in daily life, Einstein’s writings provide an intriguing view inside the mind of a genius addressing the philosophical challenges presented during the turbulence of the Great Depression, the Second World War, and the dawn of the Cold War.
This authorized Philosophical Library edition features information from never-before-seen documents housed at the Albert Einstein Archives of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
©1950 Philosophical Library (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
I focus on fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, science, history, politics and read a lot. I try to review everything I read.
The narration is excellent (but a bit slow so 1.25x worked for me) and Einstein’s humanism and commitment to peace shine through. Nevertheless I found the content is only interesting from a historical context. This collection includes letters, speeches and essays on Zionism, socialism, unionism, world government, pacifism, and quite a few eulogies. The most interesting aspects was seeing subtle changes in Einstein’s outlook over time but this would likely have been more interesting in a biographical form.
Very well read book, I completely enjoyed listening to it. The content can be tough to follow, but is interesting.
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