International: Einstein on Politics

Dr. Albert Einstein had his say about the atomic bomb last week. He was heard with respect: his classic E=mc² formula, announced in 1905, was the foundation of atomic research; a letter from him to President Roosevelt in 1939 helped set the atomic thunders rolling. Last week, in an Atlantic Monthly article ghost-written by Raymond Swing, the sage of modern science spoke:

"As long as there are sovereign nations possessing great power, war is inevitable. . . .

"I do not believe that the secret of the bomb should be given to the United Nations Organization [or] the Soviet Union.

"The secret of the...

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