At 8:07 a.m. Saturday, the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency activated its civilian early warning system with a message sent to cellphones in the state:“BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.”The one part of the message that was correct was that it was indeed not a drill. It was an accident. No missile was incoming, and the warning was, according to the agency, the result of simple human error.
This week's document concerns a vexing Cold War question: if the United States was nuked by the Soviet Union, would the bureaucracy survive, or would we have to start from scratch? Would nuclear apocalypse accomplish the ultimate deregulation, the ultimate experiment in small government? Would all debts be off, all credit clean, all records blanked? For God's sake, what would happen to private business, private industry?
@SimonZerafa In Teller's mind, coming up with the H-bomb and everything else was just him doing kind of obvious things. The only time he got grabby about priority was when people wanted to give it to Ulam instead — he thought Ulam betrayed the work by not supporting it.
@SimonZerafa I think Teller thought that bomb design and physics was just a matter of getting good people together and setting them free to think big ideas. It turns out its a bit more complex than that, but it's an ideology that in some ways could sound self-deprecating.
@Heterocatalytic (To acknowledge that Oppenheimer's wartime activities — lying to security officials, sleeping with Communist mistresses, etc. — would not accord with a 1950s vision of security and loyalty should not be taken to suggest I think the hearings were fair, appropriate, etc.)
@Heterocatalytic I know. I think that he became something of a convenient scapegoat for the larger forces at work, though. Teller's testimony was not nearly as damning, or decisive, as Oppenheimer's own accounts of his failings and unreliability. https://t.co/9K9mgtN18t
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