The Love Song of J. Robert Oppenheimer

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Writers: Carson Kreitzer

Context

The Love Song of J. Robert Oppenheimer grapples with the use of science in war, the liability of great intelligence when guided to destructive paths, the American government’s questionable and morally grey choices in military engagement, and the country’s escalating response to the looming threat of communism, the very threat that wound up leaving Oppenheimer an outsider in his own field of study, unable to work because he spoke out against the reality of an atomic future. It weaves all these things together within the larger context of the American Jewish experience after World War One and

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