Nuclear War

Nuclear weapons are not a force of nature, they are not an act of God. We have made them with our own hands and we know how to take them apart... The only thing that’s missing is the political will and commitment to do this. And that’s where all of us come in - Ira Helfand, recipient of the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize

Nuclear War

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One of the most striking facts of today’s world is that young people do not seem to worry very much about nuclear war. Climate change is by far the larger concern, while nuclear war is seen as a threat of the past. As Chapin Boyer, who is in his late 20s, wrote in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists a few years ago: “I cannot remember a time when the threat of nuclear weapons seemed real. … My generation grew up believing that the problem of nuclear weapons had been solved.”

In contrast, I am inclined to think that the risk of nuclear war remains the world’s No. 1 problem, even if that risk does not seem so pressing on any particular day.

In the 1950s and ’60s, fears…

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