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Listening to Oppenheimer, Seven Decades Later

Robert Koehler:  “We believe,” he wrote (a week after the bombings … to Secretary of War Stimson): … “that the safety of this nation – as opposed to its ability to inflict damage on an enemy power – cannot lie wholly or even primarily in its scientific or technical prowess. It can be based only on making future wars impossible. … Making future wars impossible! What if American political forces had sufficient sanity to listen to Oppenheimer? … Read here