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Ideas and Opinions: 09/13/13

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Ideas and Opinions by Albert Einstein is a collection of his letters and published opinions on a variety of topics over the course of his life. The book is divided up by topic and the articles therein are published in chronological order — some with explanations but most without.

These articles read like blog posts — and in a way they were — but for the printed word. As they were for newspapers (primarily), there's a formality to them that even the most carefully crafted blog post seems to lack.

For casual reading, Ideas and Opinions was a little dry for me. But as a reference it's still fascinating. Were the copy not a library book, I would have spent more time reading and musing over the topics that interested me most — especially his science lectures for the general public.

Three stars

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Comment #1: Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 01:31:56

Arun Kumar

This book is just a collection of articles written by einstien in newspapers,letters,etc...... Articles related to science are less,most of them are about his political views..

Comment #2: Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 23:29:13


Yes; that's right. But I still think if a newer edition were published it would be more interesting with annotations.

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