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Buy and Download Description This article was written at a time when fear of a nuclear holocaust was widespread. American families were building bomb shelters. Elementary schools were teaching children what to do in case of a nuclear attack.
After the Americans used two atomic bombs in 1945, it took the Russians only until 1949 to explode their first such bomb. They were followed by the British in 1957 and the French in 1960. In 1962, the media were reporting rumors of a similar nuclear weapons program in China, which actually produced its first bomb just two years later. In this atmosphere of imagined Armageddon, it makes sense that Arthur Larson would involve Margaret Mead in a book that earnestly, urgently looked for rays of hope that some day, some way, a warless world could be created. This article was written at a time when fear of a nuclear holocaust was widespread. American families were building bomb shelters. Elementary schools were teaching children what to do in case of a nuclear attack. After the Americans used two ato
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