Political thinkers and scientists write on nuclear weapons and war in the 21st century including Mikhail Gorbachev, who first declared "A nuclear war cannot be won and must not be fought", Robert McNamara, US Defence 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.
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
TOM MILNE is a researcher at the London office of Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, and a PhD student in the Programme of Policy Research in Engineering, Science and Technology, University of Manchester, UK. MAXWELL BRUCE is a consultant in public international law and a fellow at the Foundation for International Studies, Valletta, Malta. He was formerly a special fellow at the United Nations Institute for Training and Research.