Full Ahead, Course Uncertain

Flush with success, antinuclear groups still lack direction

It was an altogether impressive turnout in New York City's Central Park. Upwards of 700,000 people assembled for a festive day of speeches by antinuclear activists and pop music by antinuclear performers. "That was America out there," said New York City Parks Commissioner Gordon Davis. But what did America want?

Virtually everyone shared an acute concern about the prospect of nuclear war. An overwhelming majority favored an immediate U.S.-Soviet freeze on the development of nuclear arms. But beyond those points of agreement, the consensus was shaky. Some groups urged continued public education about the dangers...

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