As long as atomic bomb manufacture remains a trade secret known to only one State, it will be the mainstay of Peace because all the States (including this one) will be afraid of it. When the secret is out atomic warfare will be barred as poison gas was in 1938-45; and war will be possible as before.
George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (Written 1949). Farfetched Fables, preface, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 7, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1974).