International: The Rooster

Unexpectedly, the atomic age was just like home. True, home had been transported to the side of a volcano. But the old familiar faces were there, the old mottoes hung from the walls, and in the evening on the porch everybody aired the same old prejudices, and called the smoke and lava to witness for his side.

Hiroshima changed a lot of things—basically, irreversibly. But man's ways of thought or thoughtlessness were not easily changed. Hundreds of statements began: "The atomic bomb proves. . . ."; or "In the atomic age we must. . . ."; or "The atom has settled the...

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