Conversations with History: Institute of International Studies, UC Berkeley
This interview is part of the Institute's "Conversations with History" series, and uses Internet technology to share with the public Berkeley's distinction as a global forum for ideas. Dr. Linus Pauling received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1954 and the Nobel Peace Prize in 1963.
- Background ... scientific work during
World War II ... reaction to dropping of the atomic bomb ... first public speeches
on world peace
- The Role of Ava Helen Pauling in Linus Pauling's
Peace Work ... the FBI visits Dr. Pauling ... Ava's decisive influence
... her background
- Public Criticism and Peace Activism ...
acceptance of rational deterrent ... falsely accused of seeking total disarmament
... author of first petition against atmospheric testing
- The Test Ban Treaty ... leading a movement
... invitation to the White House ... conversation with Mrs. Kennedy ... loss
of President Kennedy
- Science versus Politics: The Arms Race ...
dangerous level of stockpiles ... action/reaction and the spiral of fear
- Science versus Politics: Moving beond Militarism ...
dangers of nuclear war ... militarism and the failure to solve real problems
... importance of hope
- Science and Morality ... role of scientists
in the peace movement ... peace research ... science and weapons research
- Conclusion ... government and dissent
... loyalty to the state versus loyalty to humanity ... anticommunism and the
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