Tag: Albert Einstein

July 19, 2016

Our days have been marked by pain and gaps in understanding. The enduring presence of kindness, mercy, poise, and the beauty of music provide guidance in harrowing times.

July 12, 2016

After arriving in the U.S. in the 1930s, Albert Einstein witnessed the inequities and injustices done to black Americans. Read his little-known essay from 1946 about the “deeply entrenched evil” as he saw it then, and that pervades this country today.

December 9, 2014

A letter from Einstein on the “Negro question” is rediscovered and essays on white privilege and the theology of Ferguson are complemented with ideas about opening up to hope and ourselves.

Professor Albert Einstein began an Adirondacks vacation, July 3, 1936, with a nine-hour sailing lark that really wound up as a towing operation with a reporter's speed boat on the pulling end. The mathematician is shown leaning against the mast of his boat at Saranac Lake, New York. (AP Photo)
July 31, 2010

A reflection on Einstein’s “cosmic” religious sense and how it’s deeply kindred with the religious and spiritual yearnings of our age.

Two men prepare to hang a portrait of Albert Einstein by Max Liebermann at an exhibition of 'degenerate' German art at the New Burlington Galleries, London. The exhibition includes work by all the German artists pilloried by Adolf Hitler in the 'Degenerate Art' exhibition in Munich of 1937.
February 25, 2010

Our host reflects on discovering the legendary scientist’s far-reaching compassion, humor, and the unending wonder he embodied.