Einstein was suspected of disloyalty and publicly opposed McCarthyism

"We scientists, whose tragic destiny it has been to help make the methods of annihilation ever more gruesome and more effective, must consider it our solemn and transcendent duty to do all in our power in preventing these weapons from being used.... What task could possibly be more important to us?"

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-- successor to the Emergency Committee that Einstein helped establish.

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