26Cooperation, Not Confrontation: A Long Conversation with Gorbachev

Nuclear weapons are against international law and they have to be abolished.... All negotiations regarding the abolition of atomic weapons remain without success because no international public opinion exists which demands this abolition.—DR. ALBERT SCHWEITZERThe human race cannot coexist with nuclear weapons.—ITCHO ITO‚ Mayor of Nagasaki

FROM STOCKHOLM, Louise and I traveled to Moscow to meet with the new Soviet leader, Mikhail Gorbachev. Chazov had left Stockholm earlier and greeted us at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport. He whisked us through, past customs and passport control. For some, our friendly reception in Moscow would have been proof positive that we had aligned ...

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