JB Priestley was and is right!
Many people who have heard of J.B. Priestley and Jacquetta Hawkes do not realise that the couple were instrumental in the founding of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) in Britain.
Like many people in Britain, Priestley was deeply concerned by the country’s decision to test a hydrogen bomb at Christmas Island in 1957. Our first Object is “Britain and the Nuclear Bombs“, an article he wrote for the New Statesman in which he called for the country to set a moral standard by abandoning nuclear weapons:
“Alone we defied Hitler; and alone we can defy this nuclear madness … There may be other chain-reactions besides those leading to destruction; and we might start one”.
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