Letters

Tokyo, Nov 8, 1986

Enclosed please find issues of Mainichi Daily News and japan Times which carry articles describing the exhibit in Beijing of the exhibit “The Threat of Nuclear War”. The exhibit was supported by not only United Nations organizations but also various Chinese organizations to mark United Nations Day and United Nations Disarmament Week. About 70,000 people in China visited the exhibit.

— Takeo Hirai, The Soka Gakkai

Saskatoon, Nov 11

Still, I remain sceptical that the scientific community, whose very livelihood depends on the military industrial complex, will embrace the abolition of military research…. With any luck, however, science won’t take everything away after promising us the stars.

— Joe Knycha

Toronto, Dec 8

Allow me to comment on the report on the Edmonton Conference. Wytze Brouwer concludes, “More conferences of this nature could enhance the feeling of the Canadian public that it might have an impact on Canadian domestic and foreign policies.” I beg to disagree. The enhancement of feelings should be left to the makers of perfumes. The effectiveness of any public input on policy — be it through conferences, parliamentary committees or demonstrations — is best measured by the government’s actions on items such as cruise missile testing,UN votes or budgetary allocations.

— Ursula Franklin

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