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Are Open Letters Effective?
Consider Martin Luther’s famous Open Letter that some believe was nailed to the door of All Saints’ Church and other churches in Wittenberg, on 31 October 1517. The Theses were quickly reprinted, translated, and distributed throughout Germany and Europe. It caused, in part, the epochal paradigm shift in the European enlightenment.
Some Famous Open Letters
- 1865 – William Banting Letter on Corpulence (Low-Carb Diet)
- 1917 – Siegfried Sassoon to British military leadership
- 1922 – Niels Bohr to the UN re monitoring of nuclear energy
- 1939 – Mahatma Gandhi’s advice to Hitler
- 1963 – Martin Luther King Jr’s letter from Birmingham Jail
- 1976 – Bill Gates’ Open Letter to Hobbyists
- 1989 – Emile Zola to Felix Faure (President of France)
- 2013 – Sinead O’Connor to Miley Cyrus
- 2013 – The family of murdered Emmett Till to Lil’ Wayne
- 2013 – USA Boxing to Mike Tyson