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Franklin’s Vision

Zewail, Ahmed H. (2006) Franklin’s Vision. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, 150 (4). pp. 542-552. ISSN 0003-049X.

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On this special occasion of the Tercentenary, I am especially delighted to speak in honor of a polymath and an American icon, Benjamin Franklin (fig. 1). Since his death in 1790, Franklin has been revered, memorialized, and made into an educational, financial, and political icon. Through his collective work this sage has climbed to the apex of human endeavor in the sciences, public service, and statesmanship in international relations. Such great heights for a man of wit and wisdom are reached by very few in the world, both then and now.

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Additional Information:© 2006 The American Philosophical Society. Read 27 April 2006, during the Annual General Meeting celebrating the Franklin Tercentenary.
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Official Citation:Franklin's Vision Ahmed H. Zewail Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Vol. 150, No. 4 (Dec., 2006), pp. 542-552 Published by: American Philosophical Society Article Stable URL:
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:27 Oct 2011 21:11
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