The Press: Atomic Intervention

With the coming of the atom bomb, the U.S. press found itself confronted with one of the gravest and most difficult jobs in its history. It had the prime duty of giving readers the best possible under standing of the atomic age and of the technical processes that had brought it about. On the other hand, it had the responsibility of not giving away any information that might be of value to the enemy.

Last week AEC decided that one press enterprise had overstepped the danger line. It ordered the monthly Scientific American (circ. 78,878) to delete four technical paragraphs in...

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