The Tools of Conquest

by Rod Serling

The tools of conquest do not necessarily come with bombs, explosions and fallout. There are weapons - thoughts, ideas, prejudices - to be found only in the minds of people. For the record, prejudice can kill, suspicion can destroy. A thoughtless search for a scapegoat has a fallout all its own. For the children yet unborn. The pity of it is: these things are not confined to the Twilight Zone.


Rod Serling, born on Christmas Day in 1924, was an American screenwriter, most famous for his aforementioned science fiction anthology.