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An excerpt "From Bertrand Russell's letter of invitation to participants in the First Pugwash Conference", found in The Pugwash Movement pamphlet, written by Joseph Rotblat, page 3.
"The invitations have been issued on an individual basis. The participants represent only themselves, so that they may put forward their point of view with frankness, and, since the proceedings are private, without the fear that misquotation or partial quotation may distort their true opinions....
"The first step ... must be the lessening of the mutual suspicion which has been rendering all negotiations abortive. It may be hoped that the present co-operation among scientists of diverse nations and diverse opinions will prove the seed from which, gradually, a sense of common human problems will come to replace the present futile competition, from which nothing but catastrophe can result...."
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