This is a charming idea (at an uncharming price)-the works of Brodie, Kahn, Schelling and company reviewed in chapters by Howard, de Rose, Freedman and their contemporaries. It reminds one again how much clear thinking on nuclear weapons Bernard Brodie packed into a few paragraphs early in the atomic era. The editors tend to belittle nuclear strategy as a period piece, too realist and too rational, but we'll see.
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