The dangers of the nuclear arms race and the possibility of mutually assured destruction were a prominent Cold War theme.
Knudsen, “First Robin?” 1971
Knudsen compares the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) to a robin announcing the thaw of winter. Beginning with negotiations in 1969, SALT resulted in an agreement to limit the number of ballistic missiles held by the U.S. and the U.S.S.R.
Wolf, “Which Way?” December 15, 1953
Wolf questions whether mankind will chose the path that leads to peace or the one that leads to nuclear war.
McGovern, “Just Think, Dear!” March 5, 1970
McGovern satirizes the United States’ priorities that spends billions on weapons of war while its citizens live in poverty.
Knudsen, “Parasite,” 1971
Knudsen compares the arms race to a parasitic plant grown by hate that will drain the life from the planet.