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After The Cold War: Questioning The Morality Of Nuclear Deterrence
After The Cold War: Questioning The Morality Of Nuclear Deterrence
Edited by Charles W. Kegley, Jr., and Kenneth L. Schwab
Westview Press, 1991, 276 pp.

The "after" in the title is only half apt, for both nuclear weapons and nuclear deterrence will remain with us. Focused on the United States and the Soviet Union, this thoughtful book's chapters look backward to ask how important nuclear weapons were in the Cold War peace, and forward to question both their purpose and their morality in the years ahead. The authors range politically from Richard Perle to Paul Warnke, and professionally from practitioners to political philosophers and churchpeople.