Daily Archives: November 19, 2016

What’s new on the Pauling Blog? Crucial Correspondence


“The continuation of the savagery of the Vietnam War is unworthy of the dignity of man.” -Linus Pauling, 1965

In 1964, Linus Pauling’s colleague in anti-Vietnam War activism, Corliss Lamont, sent a copy of his 1962 open letter against Vietnam to President Lyndon Johnson. Pauling added his support to Lamont’s action, expressing his agreement with Lamont’s plea that the new President change course and disengage from a policy of military escalation had already “deteriorated almost beyond belief.”

President Johnson did not change course.

Read Part 3 of 7 in an examination of Linus Pauling’s activism against the Vietnam War.