12“Pay Attention to Gorbachev!” “But Who Is He?”

The bomb will not be destroyed by counter bombs, even as violence cannot be destroyed by counter violence. Mankind has to get out of violence only through non-violence.—MOHANDAS K. GANDHI

BY LATE 1982, IPPNW was slowly but surely gaining wide credibility as a significant antinuclear player. Events both small and large foisted us into the global arena. We had two world congresses under our belt, had garnered much global publicity, and had gained entry to the highest echelons of the USSR’s ruling elite. The Cambridge, England, world congress showed that the top military brass from both adversary camps were willing to use our colloquia as a venue for exchanging views. With the spectacular Moscow ...

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