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Einstein - Peace Now!

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'History of Knowledge', a new series at Wiley-VCH, features internationally acclaimed experts who add new perspectives to our history of knowledge, introducing readers to hitherto unknown worlds of research and its conflictual history.

Einstein was not only an extraordinary scientist, but also a convinced pacifist who faced his social and scientific responsibilities determinedly. The main focus of the present book is put on topical articles by more than ten Nobel Prize Laureates and Alternative Nobel Prize Laureates such as Mikhail Gorbachev, Walter Kohn, Joseph Rotblat, Alexander Ginzburg, Hans Bethe and Jack Steinberger. Other prominent scientists and those committed to peace, justice and citizens' engagement for peace and responsibility of science have also contributed to this unique collection of intellectual thoughts on Einstein's vision of peace. The book addresses a committed and concerned audience and was compiled to encourage and envision ways towards a more responsible and peaceful society.
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Table of Contents

Einstein's Importance Today (Reiner Braun and David Krieger).Opening.Introduction (Mikhail Gorbachev).How Einstein Became a Politician (Jurgen Renn). Part 1: Remembering Einstein.World Without War: A Tribute to Einstein's Quest for World Peace (Joseph Rotblat).1905 was his Great Year-Interview with Hans Bethe (Dieter Hoffmann).Albert Einstein-A Few Personal Reflections (Walter Kohn).About Albert Einstein (Vitaly L. Ginzburg).Part 2: Paths to Nuclear Weapon Free World.Einstein-Man of Peace (David Krieger).The Future of Nuclear Weapons in Europe (Jack Steinberger).Einstein, Peace and Nonproliferation: A Latin American Perspective (Ana Maria Cetto and Luis de la Pena).From Nucleus to Nuclear Targeting and Nuclear Proliferation (Alla Yaroshinskaya).Part 3: Striving for Peace.Thoughts on Conflic Resolution in the Tradition of Ablert Einstein (Oscar Arias Sanchez).The Future of Our World (Ahmed Zewail).Einstein and War Resistance (Eva Isaksson).The Military Mentality (John Stachel).The Role of Civil Society in Disarmament Issues: Realism vs. Idealism? (Jody Williams).Rapid Global Climate Change-A Self-Made Imminent Threat for Entire Mankind (Hartmut Grasl).Part 4: Finding Peace in the Middle East.Peace in the Middle East: A Global Challenge and a Human Imperative (Hanan Ashrawi).Einstein's Legacy (Felicia Langer).Part 5: The Responsibility of Scientists.Remembering Einstein: Science, Ethics and Peace (Ronald McCoy).To What End...? Changing Ethics? (Manfred Eigen).The Role of Science and Technology in the Quest for a World at Peace (Jerome Karle).Science and Society-Some Reflections (Jean Maria Lehn).Technology, Tolerance and Terror (John C. Polanyi).Einstein's Heirs: Szilard and Sakharov (Dudley Herschbach).Making it Happen (Jakob von Uexkull).Einstein's Dreams-a Scientific and Political Vision for our Future (Interview with Abhay Ashtekar conducted by Ekkehard Sieker).Part 6: Appendix.What Life Means to Einstein-An Interview by George Syvestern Viereck.Appeal to the Europeans.The Russell-Einstein Manifesto.An Appeal to Stop the Spread of Nuclear Weapons.Appeal-End the Nuclear Weapons Threat to Humanity!U.S. Nobel-Laureates Object to Preventive Attack on Iraq.Appeal to Support an International Einstein Year.Acknowledgements.

About the Author

Reiner Braun studied German Literature, history and journalism. Since 1982, he has been actively involved in the Peace Movement, working as Executive Director for Scientist for Peace and Sustainability (Germany)and the International Network of Engineers and Scientists for Global Responsibility (INES). Since 2004, Reiner Braun has been working for various projects related to the Einstein Year 2005 at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin and for the Max Planck Society. David Krieger received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Hawaii. He is a founder of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation and has served as its president since 1982. He has initiated many global projects seeking peace in the Nuclear Age and the abolition of nuclear weapons, and provided leadership to these projects. He is the author and editor of numerous books on peace, disarmament and global security.


"Recommended." (CHOICE, March 2006) "...a tribute to Albert Einstein's constant and tireless efforts for world peace and social equity. It presents Albert Einstein as a peace advocate and less as a dedicated scientist." (Environmental Engineering and Management Journal)

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