We know authoritatively from Mr. Dulles that we have been on the brink of war several times in recent years. These are the risks to which we have exposed ourselves by the vain search for security.
Can anybody with any plausibility maintain that there would be greater risks in a policy proclaiming more universal aims and a greater regard for the future of mankind? And if risks must be run, is is not better to run the risks in pursuit of something ennobling and splendid rather than in the perfecting of weapons of man's destruction? For such reasons, I should rejoice if the British Government were to abandon not only the projected tests, but the manufacture of H-bombs.