Disarmament: The Game

Disarmament is impossible in the foreseeable future. Everyone knows this except a few sentimentalists. Yet West, East and neutrals continue the solemn game of pretending that some sort of disarmament deal can be reached. The harm of the game, to the West, is that it fosters illusions. The advantage is that more and more it shows up the Russians as phony champions of peace.

With only a few days to go before the U.S. launches its nuclear test series at Christmas Island, the Russians at Geneva last week continued the game by trying every conceivable stalling tactic to postpone...

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