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Ethics and Nuclear Deterrence
Ethics and Nuclear Deterrence
Edited by Geoffrey Goodwin
St. Martin's, 1982, 199 pp

The ethics of nuclear weapons and of the doctrine of deterrence have risen to become issues of public prominence and individual introspection. This short and elegant work, written for the British Council on Christian Approaches to Defense and Disarmament, makes a calm and reasoned contribution to the discussion. The authors are a mix of churchmen, senior government officials, parliamentarians and international affairs scholars. A civilized book in which the authors listen to each other as they grapple with the difficult moral and political dilemmas of the nuclear age.