Thomas Hager: First of all, am I right in assuming that prior to the end of the war that your
political involvement consisted of the one debate that you took part in on the presidential
election, where you sort of took the side of the Democrats, and your activities with
the Streit movement in England - the World Federation?
Linus Pauling: Yes. Well, I did very little about Union Now. I don't remember...
Thomas Hager: I think you did give a talk or two about it.
Linus Pauling: Yes. I expect so. Yes. You're right.
Thomas Hager: And was the talks for Union Now, was that - I know Ava Helen was involved in that
prior to your involvement, I believe, and so your interest in that arose directly
from her own interests. Is that correct?
Linus Pauling: Probably. I remember reading Streit's book and being impressed by the arguments
that it might be possible to avert a world war by a union of the democracies.