THE ATOMIC AGE: The Guilty Men

Atomic scientists talked and acted as if they were the world's guilty men. Appalled by their miracle, they rushed from their laboratories into the political fray to oppose the Government plan to control atomic research. They huddled in private, wrote and talked to Congress, cried in the press that something must be done. Some of them, convinced that nationalization of atomic research would be a fatal error, even talked of violating the Army's security regulations to force a showdown.

In Washington the House Military Affairs Committee, flooded with scientists' protests, began overhauling the May-Johnson bill for U.S. control of atomic energy....

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