UNITED NATIONS: Peace & the Bomb

"Only after the Proletariat has disarmed the Bourgeoisie will it be able, without destroying its world historical mission, to throw all armaments on the scrap heap . . ."


So wrote the father of Bolshevism in 1916. Thirty-eight years later, his words still guide the policy of his heirs. For six weeks this summer, representatives of the U.S., Britain, France and Canada met privately in London with representatives of Russia, headed by Jacob Malik of veto fame. The hope was that, freed of the necessity to strike postures in public, they might find some solution to the problem that besets...

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