THE ATOM: Keeping a Pledge

Sixteen months ago the President of the U.S. left a Big Three conference in Bermuda and flew to New York, where he made a memorable promise to the United Nations Assembly: "The United States pledges before you—and therefore before the world—its determination to help solve the fearful atomic riddle—to find the way by which the miraculous inventiveness of man shall not be dedicated to his death, but consecrated to his life." To back up his words, Dwight Eisenhower made a concrete offer of nuclear materials to an international agency designed to develop...

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