THE NATION: The Equation

Last week the stars, the sun, the moon behaved according to law. On Earth's surface, which, from a few miles up, might have seemed uninhabited, mankind's performances continued to unroll. Here & there, as usual, bits of the action and dialogue were recorded by journalists who were, as usual, uneasily aware that their jottings were inadequate.

But among thousands of apparently unrelated bits of "news" last week were two items as closely related as the horns of a dilemma. One was that the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission is going to establish a testing...

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