Jun 17, 2021 - Sale 2573

Sale 2573 - Lot 55

Price Realized: $ 750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 300 - $ 400
"THE ONLY ANSWER TO ALL DANGERS IS THE OUTLAWING OF WAR" RUSSELL, BERTRAND. Typed Letter Signed, to "Dear Mr. Silverstein," sending a copy of a recent speech [not present], remarking that the JFK administration has supported Polaris missiles and involvement in [the civil war in] Laos, pointing out that the proliferation of weapons means an increased probability of disaster, condemning nuclear and chemical weapons equally, suggesting the outlawing of war, and, in a postscript: "Kindly note that I do not advocate unilateral nuclear disarmament for the U.S." 1/2 page, 4to, "Plas Penrhyn" stationery; folds. Penrhyndeudraeth, 29 March 1961

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". . . As for Mr. Kennedy's administration--we must wait to see what it does; so far, what we see is Laos and more Polaris missiles. The spread of nuclear weapons to new Powers immensely increases the danger of nuclear war and therefore the likelihood of disaster. Chemical and biological warfare are as much to be condemned as nuclear warfare. The only answer to all dangers is the outlawing of war."