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September 7, 1985
We tend to think of child prodigies mainly in terms of achievements in music, chess and mathematics. Samantha Smith was America's prodigy on the battlefield of peace. Her ability to see the arms race in human terms set her apart from the grim old men in Moscow and in Washington. I'd hoped that her new career in television would help to circulate her serious ideas, but perhaps her memory will stimulate some fresh thinking about the central issue of our century. Samantha Smith remains the purest symbol of the healing that's needed to avert catastrophe.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 1985
We tend to think of child prodigies mainly in terms of achievements in music, chess and mathematics. Samantha Smith was America's prodigy on the battlefield of peace. Her ability to see the arms race in human terms set her apart from the grim old men in Moscow and in Washington. I'd hoped that her new career in television would help to circulate her serious ideas, but perhaps her memory will stimulate some fresh thinking about the central issue of our century. Samantha Smith remains the purest symbol of the healing that's needed to avert catastrophe.
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