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The Salvador E. Luria Papers

Title:
Let Us Take the Initiative pdf (201,675 Bytes) ocr (5,278 Bytes)
Let Us Take the Initiative
Description:
After joining the faculty of MIT, Luria became increasingly involved in American politics. Much of his involvement consisted of writing letters to newspaper editors and contributing to "open letter" advertisements. In this draft of an open letter that appeared in the "New York Times" on 16 February 1965, Luria and hundreds of other scientists urged President Johnson to "take the initiative" in Vietnam to prevent an escalating war that had the potential to involve other countries, such as China. The letter appeared during a critical period of U.S. involvement in Vietnam, approximately six months after the passage of the "Gulf of Tonkin Resolution" that granted the president broader leeway in responding to military activities and threats by North Vietnam.
Number of Image Pages:
2 (201,675 Bytes)
Date:
1965-02-11 (February 11, 1965)
Creator:
[Luria, Salvador E.]
Source:
Original Repository: American Philosophical Society. Library. Salvador Luria Papers
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of Daniel D. Luria.
Reproduced with permission of the American Philosophical Society.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Ethics
Exhibit Categories:
Politics, Science, and Social Responsibility
Biographical Information
Relation:
Metadata Record Letter from Salvador E. Luria to the editor of The New York Times (July 20, 1965) pdf (90,054 Bytes) ocr (2,010 Bytes)
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Unique Identifier:
QLBBBZ
Document Type:
Articles
Petitions
Drafts (documents)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Correspondence, 1938-1992
Folder: The New York Times, 1961-1985
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2005-07-29
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