The Old Lion Still Roars

"The President's statement bears some analogy with President Roosevelt's interest in Einstein's letter about the atomic bomb. In historic importance, the two are comparable."

That may sound like an extravagant appraisal of President Reagan's proposal to develop a defense against nuclear missiles. But it comes from the only man who had a hand in both those decisions, 44 years apart. As a young refugee from Hungary, Edward Teller was part of the group of physicists who persuaded Albert Einstein to draft his famous 1939 letter advising F.D.R. that a nuclear bomb could be designed....

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