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THEN there is the oncoming terminal nuclear war. We do not know that it will come. But we have little reason for hoping that it will not. Albert Einstein, who spoke with a terrible authority about nuclear power, said the truth before he died. Considering the proliferation of nuclear weapons and the fierceness of nationalism as the world’s organizing principle, speaking of the probabilities as a scientist, Einstein said a nuclear holocaust is overwhelmingly likely. George Kistiakowsky, who was head of the Manhattan Project’s Explosives Division and was scientific adviser to Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson, said last year “I think that with the kind of political leaders we have in the world .. n nuclear weapons will proliferate. . . . I personally think that the likelihood for an initial use of nuclear warheads is really quite great between now and the end of this century, which is only 20 years hence.” He continued, “My own estimate, will probably die from some other cause. 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