For and Against a Freeze

Voices from a citizens' chorus on a complex issue

Why has the nuclear-freeze movement emerged at this moment of American history? How seriously should it be taken? TIME asked a sampling of influential citizens who are deeply engaged in the nuclear debate to comment on the issues involved. Their responses:

ALAN CRANSTON, Democratic Senator from California and presidential aspirant: The peace movement in Europe has spread across the ocean, and back into Eastern Europe, I might add. Another factor is that Ronald Reagan frightens people. The rhetoric has alarmed people. The calls for huge...

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