A Stark Nuclear Warning by Jerry Brown | The New York Review of Books

AS Westminster votes to put the lives of all of Scotland at risk from nuclear accident – read this review of William Perry’s autobiography. This man who was US Secretary for Defence could not be more about the stupidity of nuclear weapons. He argues that we have survived so far by accident. Mrs Vole says that this article is the kind of reason the Internet is not good – it is just bad for the nerves, especially at breakfast.

My Journey at the Nuclear Brink

by William J. Perry, with a foreword by George P. Shultz
Stanford Security Studies, 234 pp., $85.00; $24.95 (paper)

 

I know of no person who understands the science and politics of modern weaponry better than William J. Perry, the US Secretary of Defense from 1994 to 1997. When a man of such unquestioned experience and intelligence issues the stark nuclear warning that is central to his recent memoir, we should take heed. Perry is forthright when he says: “Today, the danger of some sort of a nuclear catastrophe is greater than it was during the Cold War and most people are blissfully unaware of this danger.”1 He also tells us that the nuclear danger is “growing greater every year” and that even a single nuclear detonation “could destroy our way of life.”

Source: A Stark Nuclear Warning by Jerry Brown | The New York Review of Books

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