Letters: May 4, 1962

"What Your Country Wants Done"


"You may not be sure that what your country is doing is right in the long run," says William Ogle, scientific director of U.S. atomic tests in your April 20 issue, "but nevertheless you do what your country wants done."

This statement is both perplexing and appalling. The word "country" is an evasion to say the least, if not an absolute enigma.

What is the "country"? Is it President Kennedy, the AEC, the American people, the Democratic majority, or what? I am part of this country, and I do...

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