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  • The Statesman

    The Statesman, Calcutta

    He provided alternative to atomic warfare Mahatma Gandhi was not merely a great nationalist but perhaps a greater internationalist, proving by action that the two are not incompatible. He was unique in evolving, and in rendering world-famous, a weapon novel in modern times with which to fight, the weapon of non-violence. The world may soon find it has no alternative, because of the horrifying new means of slaughter now developed.

    Whether the nations come to their senses in time, or are engulfed in atomic war, Mahatma Gandhi will stand pre- eminent in this century as the man who not only saw, before most others, the calamitous objectives to which violence of its nature tends, but who made practical efforts on an unprecedentedly large scale to provide an alternative.