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ラッセル「核兵器撤廃運動(CND)への発想」

出典:牧野力(編)『ラッセル思想辞典

* Source: The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell, v.3, chapt.16: TRAFALGAR SQUARE, pp.575-576.
(『ラッセル思想辞典』では、出典が The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell, v.3: D (Postscript) となっていますが、牧野力氏の勘違いと思われます。

  (以下は牧野氏による要旨訳に、該当する英文(原文)を追加したものです。)
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 米ソ首脳(注:ケネディ大統領とフルシチョフ首相)に公開状を送った年の秋、ジョージ・ケナンがBBC放送で、米ソの政策について、彼の直接得た知識から引き出した鋭い洞察力をもった素晴らしい話をした。
 (1957年年)十二月初め、ある招待会で彼と同席し、時局談を行った際、核兵器撤廃運動をどう打開すべきかについて、私に最初の閃きがあった。
 一九五八年一月の初め「核兵器実験廃止のための全国会議」の発起人会が開かれ、正式に発足した。国際舞台がはらんでいた危険を克服するために働いていた諸種の協会があったが、CNDはそれらの全部に近い団体を包含する申し入れをした。最初の集会は盛大に行われ、大成功を収めた。
((During that autumn, George Kennan had been giving the Reith Lectures over the BBC and saying some excellent things drawn with acumen from his wide and first-hand knowledge of American and Russian policies. Early in December a group of us met with Kingsley Martin at his invitation to talk things over. As far as I remember it was at this meeting that the first glimmerings flickered of what was to become the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. A meeting of the sponsors of the National Council for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons Tests was held at the house of Canon John Collins in Amen Court and the CND was formally started early in January, 1958. The officers were to be: Canon Collins, the Chairman: Mrs Peggy Duff the Secretary, and myself, the President. An Executive Committee was formed comprising some of those leaders already established in anti-nuclear move ments and a certain number of other interested notables. There had been for some time various associations working to overcome the dangers with which the international scene was fraught. The CND proposed to take them all in or at least almost all The CND was publicly launched at a large meeting at the Central Hall Westminster, on February 17, 1958. So many people attended this meeting that there had to be overflow meetings.)