J. ROBERT OPPENHEIMER His Life & Times

You have no idea how repugnant this is—to go over my life. It is impossible to be completely candid. It's an art and it takes technique, and you have to learn it. If you've lived a life that isn't free and open with people, it's almost impossible to unsnarl it, to unravel the ball of twine.

So said Physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer to an interviewer in 1948. Last week Oppenheimer's life—not merely the pros & cons of the security risk charges against him, but the whole development of his mind and character—became a...

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