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Unformatted text preview: When Einstein learned of this document, he joined with a like-minded physician and friend, Georg Friedrich Nicolai, to draft a counter-manifesto. This counter-manifesto, entitled "An Appeal to the Cultured World," was a recommendation to avoid annexations and to create a durable system of peace for Europe. Although Einstein and Nicolai deliberately used general terms in order to appeal to a broad audience, the manifesto received very few signatures. After this failure, Einstein joined the New Fatherland League, a political association of men of varied backgrounds who supported an early end to the war and the establishment of an international organization to prevent future armed conflicts. While working in Berlin in 1915, Einstein was approached by the Berlin Goethe League, a peaceable organization that wished to publish the scientist's views on the war effort. In a peaceable organization that wished to publish the scientist's views on the war effort....
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- Fall '09