The growth of a movement in Western Europe opposing the deployment of American nuclear weapons capable of hitting the Soviet Union has provoked dismay and indignation in many American circles. Not only such certified cold warriors as William Safire but more moderate commentators too have seen in this movement one more proof of the West Europeans’ tendency to behave like ostriches— their alleged inclination toward appeasement. The moral limitations of this pacifist or neutralist moveme...
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