Sunday, 6 June 2010
Less well known however, and certainly less acknowledged by the general public was his passionate advocacy of the philosophy of pacifism and his efforts to curb the world's perceived head-long rush into nuclear annhilation. Although a supporter of the war against the Nazis, Einstein campaigned tirelessly for an end to the hatred and nationalism that promoted war.
"My pacifism is an instinctive feeling, a feeling that possesses me because the murder of men is abhorrent. My attitude is not derived from intellectual theory but is based on my deepest antipathy to every kind of cruelty and hatred."
In 1979, to mark the 100th anniversary of Einstein's birth, the Albert Einstein Peace Prize Foundation was established, with it's first award being given to the Swedish sociologist Alva Myrdal in 1980 (Myrdal went on to win the Nobel Peace Prize two years later).
Steve Gooch for 12seconds for Peace
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