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Forty-Nine Years Ago This Month

May 1958 was, without doubt, a turbulent time in history. Britain had detonated its first successful thermonuclear weapon the month before, joining the U.S. and Soviet Union as credible nuclear powers, while diplomats of the latter two contries tried to reach agreement on nonproliferation, and the world at large demonstrated against nuclear testing, suddenly very much an issue, and the madness of what would later come to be termed “mutually assisted destruction.”
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