Einstein and Twentieth-Century Politics
'A Salutary Moral Influence'
Reviews and Awards
"[T]he first book to survey the range of Einstein's political activism historically, from his public opposition to Germany's role in the First World War until his death in 1955. In engaging, non-academic prose...[T]he book offers stimulating analysis of the effects of Einstein's words and actions..."--Andrew Robinson, The Daily Telegraph
"Crockatt's in-depth analysis of Einstein's different political causes, their contradictions and intersections, contributes greatly to a fuller understanding of not only Einstein as a public intellectual but also the twentieth-century political causes he engaged." -- Adi Gordon, Journal of Modern History
"Crockatt's deft pen and thoughtful approach form an engaging and revealing image of Einstein the non-scientist. He marshals a wealth of material into a convincing narrative...Einstein and Twentieth-Century Politics delivers what Crockatt promises: a picture of Einstein's world and mind, conveyed with an insightful brush. And these issues political and philosophical are sufficiently complex that they will surely live to see many other interpretations."--Nancy Thorndike Greenspan, Nature
"This highly informative study makes compelling reading for anyone curious about Einstein's place on the spectrum of 20th-century political thought."--David E Rowe
"Einstein was an important man, and Rowe and Schulmann edited an important book about him."--Antoine Capet, H-Diplo