DISARMAMENT: Strange Climate

E.B. (for Elwyn Brooks) White, 60, lives on a farm in North Brooklin, Me. and watches the change of seasons and the lives of men. For more than 30 years a contributor to The New Yorker, and now in semiretirement, White is a perceptive essayist; his topics range from the tremor of a leaf in the afternoon sun to the malaise of modern man.

In a recent issue of The New Yorker, White took a cool and healthily skeptical look at man's central problem—war or peace. His question: Will disarmament make the world safer? His answer: No.

Argues White: ¶ "Unfortunately, disarmament...

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