Signs of the times

David Lawrence, Editor in a copyrighted editorial of the U.S. News & World Report Washington, District of Columbia

In many parts of the world, there is turmoil, friction, fear—or else restlessness, discontent and a searching for the Utopia that is never found. ... We see a contemptuous indifference to the lessons of history. Our boast is that this age—our age —is indeed the greatest of all. We ignore the Scriptural injunction: "For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?"

What, indeed, do we gain by going to the moon when we have forsaken our duty to each other on this planet? Where, to be sure, is the true key to peace? . . .

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May 21, 1960

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