Tune in live at 4 pm eastern today for more on the genius of Albert Einstein. “A large part of history is … replete with the struggle for … human rights, an eternal struggle in which a final victory can never be won. But to tire in that struggle would mean the ruin of society.” —Albert Einstein
Einstein’s commitment to the development of the human species, to each generation surpassing the previous one, extended beyond the realm of science to the domain of politics. Known in his day as an outspoken opponent of racism and McCarthyism (read: Trumanism), Einstein demonstrated that a commitment to humanity transcends fields of thought.