National Affairs: Hydrogen Politics

Public debate on the nation's policy of developing atomic and hydrogen bombs always has been handicapped by one stark fact: there can hardly be two sides to the argument when the nondebating Russians are rushing to perfect the biggest, most devastating weapons as fast as they can —and now are bragging about it to boot (see FOREIGN NEWS). Last week two Democratic candidates relearned this lesson in a discussion that went, chronologically, thus:

Adlai Stevenson, in Washington: "I believe we should give prompt and earnest consideration to stopping further tests of the hydrogen bomb. As a layman,...

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