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Andrew Robinson
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Andrew Robinson is a journalist and author. His writing has appeared in The Financial TimesThe GuardianThe IndependentNature and The New York Times, among others. His books include Einstein: A Hundred Years of Relativity (2015). 

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Thus spake Albert

You probably know a quote from him. He probably never said it. How did Einstein become a touchstone of all that is wise?

Andrew Robinson