The entry into the age of nuclear weaponry began a deep tailspin of mass anxiety for the world’s population. This was not lost on the man who was responsible for the invention of the atomic bomb, Robert Oppenheimer, leader of the top-secret Manhattan Project. After the devastation that ended WWII in the Pacific, Oppenheimer was left searching his soul to make sense of what he had done, which he discussed with his friend Albert Einstein. Together they wrote a little known letter with a plan to the then President of the United States, Harry Truman. They urged him to form a global governance council to oversee relations with “celestial visitors” who they believed might have the right to colonize the Earth over our lack of human wisdom. Enjoy!



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