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Destructive power

Every day I saw the huge material, intellectual and nervous resources of thousands of people being poured into the creation of a means of total destruction, something capable of annihilating all human civilisation. I noticed that the control levers were in the hands of people who, though talented in their own ways, were cynical.

Soviet nuclear physicist Andrei Sakharov (1921-89), who won the 1975 Nobel Peace Prize and has an annual European Parliament prize named in his honour - for people and organisations dedicated to human rights and freedoms.

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