". . . The Atom Eating Out of Our Hand"
"Two contrary laws seem to be wrestling together nowadays; the one a law of blood and death which, in inventing new ways of fighting, forces the nations to be ready always for the battlefield -- the other, a law of peace, of work, of health, which thinks only of delivering man from the scourges which beset him. . . . Which of these laws will prevail over the other? God alone knows."
THAT urbane magazine, The New Yorker, commenting in the fall of 1945 about the trials of war criminals, observed that inherent in them was an entirely new concept: "Individual responsibility for anti-human, or inhuman, acts."
"That," it went on, "must mean government on a human rather than on a national basis and if we can begin the construction of such a world we soon can have the atom eating out of our hand."