Thomas Merton Center

Merton Correspondence:

The "Circular Letters to Friends (for mimeographing)" file

Single Item Record for the Date:
1962/May/11 

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Type:  other from Merton to "Circular Letters to Friends (for mimeographing)"-->

# of pages:  1

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First Lines:  "Memorandum: Summary of my position regarding nuclear war and peace. 1. I am not"

Contents:  not a new theory, not pure pacifism, not unilateral disarmament, but a "massive, all out, annihilatory war with nuclear or any other weapons... is contrary to Christian ethical standards" - includes obliteration bombing and unconditional surrender / Edward Teller - nuclear first strike immoral and bad tactic / limited war

Language:  English

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Date added:  2004

Unique identifier:  Section A- "Circular Letters to Friends (for mimeographing):"    1962/May/11