A Safe Haven: Harry S. Truman and the Founding of Israel by Allis Radosh, Ronald Radosh

By Allis Radosh, Ronald Radosh

On may possibly 14, 1948, less than the stewardship of President Harry S. Truman, the us turned the 1st kingdom to acknowledge the nation of Israel—just moments after sovereignty have been declared in Jerusalem. however it used to be infrequently a foregone end that the US could welcome the production of this new nation. whereas acknowledging this as one in all his proudest moments, Truman additionally admitted that no factor used to be "more debatable or extra complicated than the matter of Israel." because the president informed his closest advisers, those makes an attempt to unravel the problem of a Jewish native land had left him in a of "political conflict fatigue."

Based on never-before-used archival fabric, A secure Haven is the main whole account so far of the occasions that resulted in this old social gathering. Allis and Ronald Radosh discover the nationwide and worldwide pressures relating Truman and the people—including the global Jewish group, key White residence advisers, the nation division, the British, the Arabs, and the representatives of the recent United Nations—whose impression, on either side, resulted in his decision.

Impeccably researched, brilliantly informed, A secure Haven is a suspenseful, moment-by-moment new version of this crossroads in U.S.-Israeli family members and heart jap politics.

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He wrote Bush in the spring of 1940, “As you may have heard, I was married in January and my wife and I have started housekeeping in Cambridge. I did not, as you may have anticipated, marry a lady scientist, but rather a writer. ) and it apparently ripened into something more than French. ”102 Shannon moved with his wife, nineteen-year-old Radcliffe junior Norma Levor, from Cambridge to Greenwich Village to work at his summer job at Bell Labs. According to Norma, they were happy there, frequenting the jazz clubs.

I was somewhat puzzled by one or two points.  . with no change in sign.  . We would obtain the same numerical answers in any particular question. ”24 Second, while Wiener broadened this definition of information to include semantics and pragmatics, Shannon held tightly to his nonsemantic position. In an often quoted passage from the 1948 paper, Shannon said, “Frequently the messages [transmitted by a communications system] have meaning; that is, they refer to or are correlated according to some system with certain physical or conceptual entities.

120 By comparing the system diagrams in the two papers (in figs. 2 and 3), we can see how Shannon drew on cryptography to develop his theory of information. If the goal of the cryptographer is to outwit the enemy cryptanalyst, the goal of the communications engineer is to outwit noise. Codes conceal information from the enemy in cryptology and allow information to be reliably transmitted in the presence of noise in communications. ”121 Credit for Information Theory Wiener was more interested than Shannon in who should get credit for equating information with entropy in communications systems.

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