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Discovering America

From: The Einstein File


This chapter offers some historical context, discusses some major events in the lives of Einstein and his family, Einstein’s political beliefs and criticisms in both the US and Europe, his wartime activities and support for refugees and anti-fascist leanings, and Einstein’s “I am an American” speech. It then explores the FBI’s targeting of Einstein, and follows his life and activities until the end of the Second World War.



Fred Jerome

Fred Jerome is a veteran journalist and science writer. His work has appeared in publications, including Newsweek and The New York Times. He taught journalism at Columbia Journalism School, NYU and other universities. Jerome is also author of Einstein on Israel and Zionism and co-author of Einstein on Race and Racism.