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The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner

by Daniel Ellsberg,
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, December 1, 2017

In March 1939, flashes on an oscilloscope convinced physicist Leo Szilard that neutrons were emitted in the fission process of uranium and that harnessing nuclear energy was “around the corner.”


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