Leo J. Fahey
Added by Reid Cornwell on January 12, 2011 at 8:21pm — No Comments
Popular imagination holds that the turf of a state’s foreign embassy is a little patch of its homeland. Enter the American Embassy in Beijing and you are in the United States. Indeed, in many contexts—such as resistance to search and seizure by a host country’s authorities—there is an inviolability to diplomatic outposts. These arrangements have been central to diplomacy for decades so that diplomats can perform their work without fear of harassment and coercion.
Added by Reid Cornwell on January 6, 2011 at 7:02am — No Comments
In 1939, Einstein stated on film that sustainable chain reactions were impossible because it took more energy to initiate a reaction than the reaction would yield, a position shared by Ernest Rutherford and based upon a failed line of research which used charged particles to initiate a reaction. Later that year, Leó Szilárd, a former student, asked Einstein to endorse the now-famous letter to Franklin Delano Roosevelt that stimulated the Manhattan Project, a seminal event in human history…Continue
Added by Reid Cornwell on January 3, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments