The Seventh Decade

The Seventh Decade

The New Shape of Nuclear Danger

Book - 2007
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From the bestselling author of The Fate of the Earth , a provocative look at the urgent threat posed by America's new nuclear policies
When 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.
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; exacerbatedglobal trafficking in nuclear weapons; and taken the world into an era of unchecked nuclear terror. Incisive and passionately argued, The Seventh Decade offers essential insight into what may prove the most volatile decade of the nuclear age.
Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Books, 2007.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780805081299
0805081291
Branch Call Number: 355.0217 Schell
Characteristics: 251 p. ;,22 cm.

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Oct 14, 2009

important book, written near the end of George W's term and was critical of his policies (saw effort at world domination through military), hard to see how nuclear proliferation will end despite his strong argument that we must make the effort

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