Letters, Sep. 1, 1947

The Moral Equivalent Sir:

It is with deep satisfaction that I read, at last, in a national magazine the clear, simple statement of our only hope as individuals and as nations in the Atomic Age:

"The dilemma could only be solved ... by finding the moral equivalent of the atomic bomb" (TIME, Aug. 4).

The moral equivalent does not need finding. It needs only acceptance and action. It was written down for all to read 1,000 years ago:

"Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. . . ."

"Thou shalt love thy...

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