National Affairs: The Urge to Do Something

I skip over the news of the H-bomb in the papers," said a man in London last week, "and then I look at my neighbor and think: 'How can that fool sit there and read how they're going to blow him up and never bat an eye?' " Doc Hicks, proprietor of a barbershop on South Audubon Road, Indianapolis, summed up for his customers: "I don't think the public understands it. That's why they don't talk much about it." The "it" was certainly hard to understand, and so men talked of the instinct of...

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