Saturday, September 30, 2006

 
I'm just starting to make a dent in "American Prometheus", a sweeping biography of Robert Oppenheimer. The physicist who oversaw the development of the atomic bomb was persecuted as a communist and ultimately stripped of his security clearance. It's hard to read the book without thinking of our current political climate and the dark path we've started down.

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You may also want to check out "Brotherhood of the Bomb". In it the author offers evidence that Opie was actually a member of a secret Communist group while at Berkley.

Thanks for the link as well.
 
The authors of "American Prometheus" discuss that possibility. So far I'm only up to about 1941. (the year, not the page.)

You're welcome. That was an excellent post.
 
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