As much as any other one man. Physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer, who bossed the Los Alamos project during World War II, created the atomic bomb. For the past several months, Oppenheimer has been the nucleus of a top-secret political Abomb. This week the New York Times —on information provided by Oppenheimer himself—broke the news. On Dec. 23, 1953, the Atomic Energy Commission suspended J. Robert Oppenheimer as a security risk.

Oppenheimer's move seemed to be an answer to Joe McCarthy, who last week asked if "traitors to our Government" had not caused...

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