One of the last foreign press correspondents to interview Gandhiji before his death was Miss Margaret Bourke White of U.S.A. One of the questions she put to him was :
"Americans are filled with foreboding, particularly about atomic bombs. How
could you use non-violence against atomic bombs ?"
Gandhiji answered : "How shall I answer that query? Atomic bombs could be met by
Question : "Would you pray while planes are overhead ?"
Answer : "I would come out in the open and let the pilot see that I have not the face of
evil against him. The pilot, of course, cannot see my face at such a height, but
that longing in my heart that he should not come to harm would reach up to him
and his eyes would be opened. If those who were done to death in Hiroshima by
the atom bomb had died with that prayerful action and died openly with prayer in
their hearts without uttering a groan, the war would not have ended as
disgracefully as it has. It is a question now whether the victors are really
victors or victims. The world is not at peace. It is still more dreadful."