I think that the U.S. does have this very much more open attitude, and I admire it very much and I think it’s very important to the world. But the information and the discussion sometimes come too late, after the effective decision has been made.
The readings of Soviet society are as many as the experts you speak to. In my view, it’s a society that is overdue for measures of democratization and organization.
You know as a scientist that both were developed completely independently of each other in the laboratories. And only afterward were the political situations contrived out of which they could be justified.
I am convinced that we are in a terminal process.
The missiles come first, and the justifications come second.
The talk about balance, nuclear balance, seems to me to be metaphysical and doesn’t seem to be real at all.
I don’t care tuppence whether I’m forced into a leadership position or not. I’d much sooner not.
I think you will find scientists that think like you in Germany and Britain, and you will find politicians that think like Weinberger. I think the most bellicose ruling group in the Western world at the moment is the British.