THE ADMINISTRATION: Butterflies for Bombs?

The U.S. was still uneasily aware of the responsibility it had brought on itself by prying open the secret of atomic explosion. Some of the scientists who had worked on the bomb were particularly disquieted.

Recently 17 of them met in Chicago and voiced something of what they felt. Said Dr. Samuel K. Allison, chief of the Institute of Nuclear Studies at the University of Chicago : "All of us who worked on the atomic bomb had a momentary feeling of elation when our experiment met with success. But that feeling rapidly changed. . . ." He and...

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