The People Are Afraid
I was rather surprised by the inference TIME drew [March 18] from the fact that people no longer talk about the atomic bomb. TIME seemed to believe that people had accepted and forgotten it, and had gone their merry ways, changing neither their modes nor philosophies of life. . . .
In the first few months after the news of the existence of the [atomic] bomb, I broached the subject to several people. My cousin said, "You'll never know what hit you," and changed the subject. My closest friend said, "What difference does it make?" and changed the subject....