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In 1939, Einstein wrote the first of four letters to President Roosevelt concerning the power of nuclear weapons, urging him to push the United States forward to lead the development of this new energy. His intention was to warn America that Germany had the ability to build and use the atomic bomb. He later called it “the one great mistake of my life” as it changed the course of history by prompting American government involvement in nuclear research that eventually led to the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Just us Saturday as we explore how this decision led to the Manhattan Project, and how it affected Einstein at the end of this life. He consequently signed on to the Russell Einstein manifesto, the last paper he authored before his death, warning of the wide-spread and devastating consequences of a war with nuclear weapons.
We will channel the Party and see what Einstein has to say from Afterlife, and how we can inspire the manifestation of peace as we birth this new humanity.
Always insightful and inspiring, along with the conversations of our Sorority. Always free, all are welcome.
Notes on Conversation of Linus Pauling with Albert Einstein on 16 November 1954
On 16 November 1954 I talked with Albert Einstein at his home in Princeton, for a couple of hours, about various matters, scientific in part, but especially about the world as a whole.
When I said goodbye, and left the house, I stopped on the sidewalk and wrote two sentences in my notebook, in order that I would not forget just what he had said to me. One statement that he made that I noted is the following: “Oxenstierna said to his son ‘You would be astonished to know with how little wisdom the world is governed.’”
The other sentence about which I made a note is the following: “I made one great mistake in my life – when I signed the letter to President Roosevelt recommending that atom bombs be made; but there was some justification – the danger that the Germans would make them.”