The Atom: The Reasons Why

Moving with skill and dexterity, the President of the U.S. last week announced the all-but-inevitable decision to resume U.S. nuclear tests in the atmosphere. As he went on nationwide TV to disclose his plans, John Kennedy had already managed not only to neutralize opposition to the tests at home—such as it was—but to ease the impact of the tests abroad. In a speech that complimented the intelligence and maturity of the American people—a speech crammed with facts yet made convincing by its speaker's intensity—the President stated his case. Because of the progress that...

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