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Indefensible Weapons

Indefensible Weapons

By Robert Jay Lifton and Richard Falk

Basic Books, 1982, 301 pp.

"Nuclearism" is a disease, these two respected authors claim. Nuclearism is defined as the psychological, political and military dependence on nuclear weapons, the "embrace of the weapons as a solution to a wide variety of human dilemmas, most ironically, that of security." There is much akin here to Jonathan Schell's The Fate of the Earth. Those drawn to Schell will find a deeper level of thought and analysis in this work.