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Ending War: The Force of Reason

Ending War: The Force of Reason

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Overview

World-renowned political thinkers and scientists write on nuclear weapons and war in the twenty-first century. The contributors include Mikhail Gorbachev, who first declared 'A nuclear war cannot be won and must not be fought', Robert McNamara, US Defense Secretary at the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis and Vietnam War; and Nobel Peace Laureate Joseph Rotblat, the only scientist to resign from the Manhattan Project, where the world's first nuclear weapons were produced.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780333774823
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 07/13/1999
Edition description: 1999
Pages: 179
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

OSCAR ARIAS President of Costa Rica from 1986 to1990 and Nobel Peace Prize Winner in 1987, MICHAEL ATIYAH President of Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, SISSELA BOK Philosopher, Distinguished Fellow at Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, FRANCESCO CALOGERO Professor of Theoretical Physics, University of Rome La Sapienza, FREEMAN DYSON Professor Emeritus, Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton, USA VITALII GOLDANSKII General Director of the N.N. Semenov Joint Institute of Chemical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, MIKHAIL GORBACHEV General Secretary of the Communist Party and President of the Soviet Union from 1985 to 1991. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1990, JOHN HOLDREN Teresa and John Heinz Professor of Environmental Policy in the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, SNADRA IONNO Executive Director of Student Pugwash USA, BRUCE KENT Chairman of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (1987-1990) ROBERT, McNAMARA US Secretary of Defense (1961-68); President of the World Bank (1968-81), IWAO OGAWA Japanese scientist, JOHN POLANYI Professor, University of Toronto, ANATOL RAPOPORT Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Toronto, STANISLAV RODIONOV Senior Scientist, Institute of Space Research, Russian Academy of Sciences, JOSEPH ROTBLAT Nobel Laureate; Emeritus Professor of Physics, University of London, JASJIT SINGH Director, Institute of Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi, HERBERT YORK Chancellor Emeritus, University of California, San Diego.

Table of Contents

Foreword; F.Dyson Notes on the Contributors Introduction; V.Goldanskii & S.Rodionov The Force of Reason; O.Arias ELIMINATING NUCLEAR WAR Leaving the Bomb Project; J.Rotblat Working for a Humane Society; M.Gorbachev The Road to Zero; H.York Getting to Zero: Too Difficult? Too Dangerous? Too Distracting?; J.P.Holdren Disinventing Nuclear Weapons; F.Calogero Scientists and the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons; I.Ogawa The Social Responsibility of Scientists; M.Atiyah ENDING WAR Reflections on War in the Twenty-first Century; R.S.McNamara From a Nuclear-free to a War-free World; A.Rapoport The Abolition of War: Realistic Utopianism; B.Kent The 'Moral Equivalent of War'; S.Bok The United Nations and Peacekeeping; J.C.Polanyi A Bridge to the Twenty-first Century; S.J.Ionno Of Men, their Minds and the Bomb; J.Singh Remember your Humanity; J.Rotblat Index

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