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"Linus Pauling and the Twentieth Century."

"Linus Pauling and the Twentieth Century." 1996.
Produced by BMV Productions for Soka Gakkai International, used in conjunction with the traveling exhibit "Linus Pauling and the Twentieth Century."

An Atmosphere of National Panic. (0:40)


Narrator: In the 1950s, Americans wanted to forget about the hardships of war and focus on their new prosperity. But the ever-increasing arms race between the United States and the Soviet Union made the threat of nuclear war impossible to ignore. As the Cold War heated up, hatred of Russia and its communist beliefs swept the nation. Many American scientists went along with the government's position that the fallout from atomic bombs was not particularly harmful, and that so-called "clean" bombs were being developed. In this atmosphere of national panic and witch-hunts, Pauling spoke out.


Creator: Soka Gakkai International-USA
Associated: Linus Pauling
Clip ID: 1996v.4-fifties

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Creator: Soka Gakkai International-USA
Associated: Lawrence Spivak, Linus Pauling

Date: 1996
Genre: video
ID: 1996v.4
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