||"Today, the physicists who participate in watching the
most formidable and dangerous weapon of all time... cannot desist
from warning and warning again: we cannot and should not slacken
in our efforts to make the nations of the world and especially
their governments aware of the unspeakable disaster they are
certain to provoke unless they change their attitude towards
each other and towards the task of shaping the future. We helped
in creating this new weapon in order to prevent the enemies
of mankind from achieving it ahead of us. Which, given the mentality
of the Nazis, would have meant inconceivable destruction, and
the enslavement of the rest of the world...
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"Large parts of the world are faced with starvation,
while others are living in abundance. The nations were promised
liberation and justice, but we have witnessed and are witnessing,
even now, the sad spectacle of liberating armies firing into
populations who want their independence and social equality,
and supporting in those countries by force of arms, such parties
and personalities as appear to be most suited to serve vested
interests. Territorial questions and arguments of power, obsolete
though they are, still prevail over the essential demands
of common welfare and justice."
|Sound Credit: Voice of America
Brodacast, December 10, 1945;|
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