There are lots of symbols for peace: the dove, the olive branch, the v-shaped hand gesture. Unlike those first two, however, the peace symbol -- the wearing of which these days seems more a fashion statement than a political one -- is of much more recent vintage. Here's how it came about.
It was 1958. Worldwide concern over nuclear stockpiling and total annihilation was growing, and the British Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (one of many such groups, albeit the only one headed by a prominent... READ ON