The Superficial Aspect

Johnson, Gerald W.
May 1954
New Republic;5/10/54, Vol. 130 Issue 19, p17
The article presents information on nuclear physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer. In his youth Oppenheimer assumed that science, specifically the science of physics, is more important than politics. It is true that when one surveys the obscenity now raging in Washington under the name of politics the error is understandable, an intelligent man might, easily be persuaded that anything, that a game of tiddly-winks is more important than the witless buffooneries currently mistermed the conduct of public affairs. Oppenheimer is cured. He knows, now, that while science may be physics, politics is physics, nature itself, the subject of all sciences.


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