Letters, Aug. 27, 1945

"Ye Fools and Blind" Sirs:

The atomic bomb [TIME, Aug. 13] remains the principal topic of conversation. It is of course too soon to try to evaluate its infinite possibilities for good and evil. . . . My initial reaction is a feeling of deep regret that science has apparently learned how to utilize atomic energy. I hold with Churchill that the secret of atomic power has been "long mercifully withheld from man."

It looks as if humanity is moving inexorably toward Armageddon and into the limbo of forgotten things, an oblivion of its own...

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