Analysis of the Letter of Albert Einstein to President Franklin D. Roosevelt The letter written by Albert Einstein and his fellow physicists was essentially written with the hope of persuading the then president of the United States to save the civilized world. The letter was urgently written to President Frank Roosevelt urging him to start support and actively get involved inj the research and development of atomic bomb. “Some recent work by E. Ferni and L. Szilard which has been committed to make in manuscript leads me to expect that the element uranium may be turned into a new and important source of energy in the immediate future. Certain aspects of the situation which has arisen seem to call for watchfulness and if necessary quick action on the part of the administration. I the atomic bomb that Germany was intending to develop. As a result they write to Roosevelt to inform them of this with the aim of encouraging his administration to take a quick action and research on the atomic bomb to save the civilized world. Albert Einstein was against war involving the atomic bomb which was the target of Hitler and his reason for developing the bomb (Golden 1999). References Golden F. (1999). Albert Einstein: Person of the century. TIME-NEW YORK- 154(27) 62-65. Feld B. T. (1979). Einstein and the politics of nuclear weapons. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 35(3) 5-16. Simon J. J. (2005). Albert Einstein radical: A political profile. Monthly Review 57(1) 1. Kelly C. C. (Ed.). (2005). Oppenheimer and the Manhattan Project: Insights into J Robert Oppenheimer â Father of the Atomic Bombâ. World Scientific. [...]
Link to the letter; http://www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/archives/pdfs/docsworldwar.pdf Please note to be focused on the rhetorical means, the red thread, (perhaps a form of argumentation method?), the construction of the letter and so on... Thank you!