Letters, Mar. 3, 1947

Hunger, Thirst & Bombs

Sirs:

Your red-bordered article on atomic activity coming directly after and alongside [two articles headed] "Hunger, Unabated," and "Thirst, Unslaked" [TIME, Feb. 10] is masterly placement.

Economics thus presented is no dry affair, rather something to make all that is human in its readers revolt. First we are told that the needs in dollars of hungry peoples come for 1947 to $583 million, then that a sum far greater is being lavished on atomic research by the very Governments which "might or might not act in keeping with their findings"...

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