THE ATOM: How Sane the SANE?

Sprouting out of the New York Times one morning last week was a full-page advertisement that showed a mushroom cloud, huge, horrific, indistinct. WE MUST POSTPONE OUR COMING TESTS, proclaimed the ad's sponsor, an organization called the National Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy—ACT NOW FOR MAN'S SAKE. The way to do that, said the committee, was to 1) write President Eisenhower and Vice President Nixon; 2) write Congressmen, editors and commentators; 3) "organize a group" or work with existing groups "in your community." The point to make: the U.S.'s summer series...

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