If Human Extinction is the Issue

September 1953
New Republic;9/28/53, Vol. 129 Issue 9, p7
The article sheds light on the dangers of extinction facing human beings. All signs point to a meeting of the leaders of Britain, France, Soviet Union and the U.S. There are plenty of problems in the world, many of them interconnected. But there is no problem which compares with this central, universal problem of saving the human race froth extinction. Given today's tensions neither Russia nor America will undertake early disarmament. And yet, as their atomic stockpiles mount, there is a threat of a sudden knockout. The Soviet leaders have shown no outward signs of alarm. But as their capacity to devastate the U.S. and their fears of devastation grow, they are unlikely to place more trust in agreements.


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