World: ARISTOTLE & THE BOMB: Red, Dead or Heroic?

RETURNING to London after two weeks at the U.N. General Assembly, including several talks with Andrei Gromyko, the British Foreign Secretary reported one overriding impression. The Russians now clearly understand, said Lord Home, that the West is fully prepared to fight a nuclear war for the freedom of Berlin. Whether or not the Russians have really only just learned this fact, the U.S. has implicitly accepted it for a long time. For many Americans, this decision may be merely emotional or instinctive. But behind the emotions and the instinct lies a carefully reasoned moral case. That case is set out with...

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