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Quotation by John Hersey
What has kept the world safe from the bomb since 1945 has not been deterrence, in the sense of fear of specific weapons, so much as it's been memory. The memory of what happened at Hiroshima.
John Hersey (b. 1914), U.S. novelist, journalist. Interview in Writers at Work, Eighth Series, ed. George Plimpton (1988).
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