The New Shape of Nuclear Danger. In this provocative book, Jonathan Schell argues that a revolution in nuclear affairs has occurred under the watch of the Bush administration, including a historic embrace of a first-strike policy to combat proliferation. The administration has also encouraged a nuclear renaissance at home, with the development of new generations of such weaponry. Far from curbing nuclear buildup, Schell contends, our radical policy has provoked proliferation in Iran, North Korea, and elsewhere; exacerbated global trafficking in nuclear weapons; and taken the world into an era of unchecked nuclear terror.
The Seventh Decade book. Incisive and passionately argued, The Seventh Decade offers essential insight into what may prove the most volatile decade of the nuclear ag. .
The seventh decade A power out of our power Nuclear realists, nuclear romantics Nuclear Wilsonians Rise of the imperial idea Nuclear renaissance The fall and its uses A realm of shadows. Geographic Name: United States Military policy. On this site it is impossible to download the book, read the book online or get the contents of a book. The administration of the site is not responsible for the content of the site. The data of catalog based on open source database. All rights are reserved by their owners. Download book The seventh decade : the new shape of nuclear danger, Jonathan Schell.
Jonathan Schell has written a courageous book, a clarion call for the world to stop its drift toward 'nuclear anarchy'-which cannot occur absent a radical change in U. S. nuclear policy. Andrew J. Bacevich, author of The New American Militarism: How Americans are Seduced by War. "No voice is as clear, no mind is as sharp, and no writings about nuclear weapons have been as perceptive as Jonathan Schell's books and articles since 1982
From the bestselling author of "The Fate of the Earth," a provocative look at the urgent threat posed by America's new nuclear policiesWhen the cold war ended, many Americans believed the nuclear dilemma had ended with it. Instead, the bomb has moved to the dead center of foreign policy and even domestic scandal. From missing WMDs to the outing of CIA agent Valerie Plame, nuclear matters are back on the front page.
The American Empire Project is a book series that deals with what they theorized were imperialist and exceptionalist tendencies in recent US foreign policy. The series is published by Metropolitan Books and includes contributions by notable authors such as Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Chalmers Johnson and Andrew Bacevich. The project's goal is to provide a critical look at what they called the imperial ambitions of the United States and to explore viable alternatives for foreign policy. Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic; by Chalmers Johnson. The Seventh Decade: The New Shape of Nuclear Danger; by Jonathan Schell. The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic; by Chalmers Johnson. The Complex: How the Military Invades Our Everyday Lives; by Nick Turse. The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism; by Andrew Bacevich.
Now into their seventh decade, nuclear weapons should be thinking about their retirement, but, irritatingly, they seem to be full of life. Instead of expiring with the Cold War, they have found new purposes and new potential owners. The book opens with the standard canter through the history of the nuclear age, with a focus on the psychological hold of the weapons on policymakers ("The Bomb in the Mind"). With the Cold War over, policymakers began focusing on proliferation, but unfortunately they saw their countries' nuclear arsenals as part of the solution rather than the problem. The Seventh Decade may not be fully convincing as history or as practical politics, but it reinforces the growing sense that humankind is riding its luck - and that addressing this deadly legacy should be as high up on the international agenda as climate change or pandemic disease.
Personal Name: Schell, Jonathan, 1943-. Metropolitan Books, (c)2007. Physical Description: 251 p. ;, 22 cm. Title: The American empire project. Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index. Formatted Contents Note: The seventh decade A power out of our power Nuclear realists, nuclear romantics Nuclear Wilsonians Rise of the imperial idea Nuclear renaissance The fall and its uses A realm of shadows.