Albert Einstein's Forgotten Legacy
Ze'ev Rosenkranz in The Forward
April 22, 2005
This year there are countless conferences, exhibitions and publications dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein's annus mirabilis, the miracle year in which he revolutionized our concepts of time, space, energy and matter. But since his death 50 years ago this week, scant attention has been paid to his political and social opinions, writings or activities.
In our non-ideological era, it has widely been forgotten that in spite of his amazing breakthroughs in the realm of physics, Einstein always found time to be intensely involved in public causes, not shying away from being outspoken and defying the political consensus of the day...