In 1953, President Eisenhower appointed Lewis Strauss chair of the Atomic Energy Commission. This 1955 article in Reader’s Digest, Strauss outlines his vision for the ways that atomic energy could be put to peaceful ends. What does Strauss have to say about the Soviet Union and the prospects of international pooling of nuclear technology? What about the role of private enterprise in developing atomic technology? What can his attitude tell us about the Cold War political climate of the 1950s?
Lewis L. Strauss, “My Faith in the Atomic Future,” Reader’s Digest (August 1955): 17-21.