EDWARD TELLER - BROADSIDE SIGNED CIRCA 1996 - HFSID 266558
Sale Price $324.00
EDWARD TELLERThis limited edition broadside is signed by the Manhattan Project scientist Broadside signed: "Edward Teller", 23½x17¼. Limited Edition, numbered 31/250. Titled: "Morality and Defense". In Part: "Morality is the cornerstone of any human society; without it, cooperation between members of the society could not exist. Religion is the chief means by which the moral code is established and perpetuated. All human relationships, including those of war, are subject to moral judgment." Edward Teller (1908-2003), often referred to as the “Father of the Hydrogen Bomb”, was born in Hungary and educated in Germany before fleeing the Nazis. He worked on the Manhattan Project, which developed the atomic (fission) bomb, but was already looking forward to the even greater power which might be unleashed by nuclear fusion. Teller influenced U.S. Presidents of both parties with his advocacy of nuclear weapons, nuclear energy, and the Strategic DefenseInitiative. Teller made headlines in 1954 when he testified that he, personally, did not trust nuclear physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer enough to renew his security clearance. As a result of this hearing, Oppenheimer, another one of the pioneering scientists behind nuclear weapons, had his United States security clearance revoked. In his memoirs, Teller observed: "I deeply regret the deaths and injuries that resulted from the atomic bombings, but my best explanation of why I do not regret working on weapons is a question: What if we hadn't?" Slightly creased corners. Otherwise, fine condition.
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