06 February 2012

i've been reading...

"In the post-9/11 era, it is worth recalling that at the dawn of the nuclear age, the father of the atomic bomb warned us that it was a weapon of indiscriminate terror that instantly had made America more vulnerable to wanton attack. When he was asked in a closed Senate hearing in 1946 'whether three of four men couldn't smuggle units of an [atomic] bomb into New York and blow up the whole city,' he responded pointedly, 'Of course it could be done, and people could destroy New York.' To the follow-up question of a startled senator, 'What instrument would you use to detect an atomic bomb hidden somewhere in a city?' Oppenheimer quipped, 'A screwdriver [to open each and every crate or suitcase].' "

American Prometheus, The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer
by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin

p.s. having some problems with Photoshop, so image posting will be on hold 'til the issues are resolved - thank you for your patience...

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