THE ATOM: Forward Step

On his way home from the Bermuda Conference in 1953, President Eisenhower delivered before the U.N. a speech that electrified the world. The President pledged the U.S. "to help solve the fearful atomic dilemma—to devote its entire heart and mind to find the way by which the miraculous inventiveness of man shall not be dedicated to his death, but consecrated to his life." His specific proposal: the big powers should "begin now and continue to make joint contributions from their stockpiles of normal uranium and fissionable materials to an international...

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