ATOMIC AGE: Beyond the Bomb

Some plans to control the atom were good, some bad. None would work in the world of 1946.

This dreadful fact was illuminated last week when the U.S. presented to the U.N. a proposal (see below) so reasonable, so technically sound that controversy over details subsided, leaving a dull, sickening realization that the best was not good enough.

International atomic control was a right and necessary objective; but it meant possession of the atom by the great, illimitably sovereign nations which were divided into two camps, each distrusting and opposing the other. The differences were deep and (in all awful probability)...

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