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    Albert Einstein Photo Signed "A. Einstein". A B&W 8" x 5.75" photo taken when Einstein appeared on an NBC program called "Today With Mrs. Roosevelt." It was on this show that Einstein discussed the U.S. Government's plan to build hydrogen bombs far more powerful than the bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. His speech included comments as follows: "The idea of achieving security through national armament is, at the present state of military technique, a disastrous illusion...The armament race between the U.S.A. and the U.S.S.R., originally supposed to be a preventive measure, assumes hysterical character...The hydrogen bomb appears on the public horizon as a probably attainable goal. Its accelerated development has been solemnly proclaimed by the President. If it is successful, radioactive poisoning of the atmosphere and hence annihilation of any life on earth has been brought within the range of technical possibilities..." This photo has some creasing but is generally fine. A fine memento of an historic and passionate speech by one of the twentieth century's greatest scientists.

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    April, 2007
    16th-17th Monday-Tuesday
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