International: The Magic Mountain

At the pre-arranged hour, the explosion occurred . . .

The taiga around the mountain was Illuminated by a golden radiance;

The old mountain disappeared . . .

These lines, by Soviet Poet Evgeny Do-matovsky, cropped up in a Moscow literary magazine last summer, before the world learned that Russia had developed her own atomic bomb. Last week the vanished mountain turned up again at an unexpected place—the United Nations.

Happiness & Prosperity. In the Special Political Committee, Andrei Vishinsky was attacking the U.S. sponsored plan for atomic energy control, which calls for international ownership of all atomic energy production and rigid international inspection (TIME,...

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