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Unparalleled catastrophe, life and death in the third nuclear age, Rhys Crilley

Unparalleled catastrophe, life and death in the third nuclear age, Rhys Crilley
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Unparalleled catastrophe
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Rhys Crilley
Sub title
life and death in the third nuclear age
After the first use of nuclear weapons in 1945, Albert Einstein warned that 'we thus drift towards unparalleled catastrophe'. Today we are no longer drifting but racing toward catastrophe at breakneck speed. This book analyses recent events that have brought about a dangerous Third Nuclear Age. From the collapse of arms control treaties and the development of hypersonic missiles, to the pop culture that shapes how we think about nuclear weapons, via how nuclear weapons intersect with the global threats posed by pandemics, populism, climate change, corruption, militarism, and racism, this book explores the nuclear zeitgeist of today. It presents the case for critical nuclear studies, and provides an important intervention into debates about nuclear weapons and international security. Today, the planet stands on the brink of catastrophe. This book tells you why, and what we can do about it
Table Of Contents
Front matter -- Dedication -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- 'We thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophe': a brief history of nuclear weapons -- 'Fire and fury like the world has never seen': understanding the Third Nuclear Age -- 'I got it. I got it. Why don't we nuke them?': August to October 2019 -- 'This is a high time for hypersonic missiles': November 2019 to January 2020 -- 'The world of post-apocalypse movies': February to April 2020 -- 'I can't breathe': May to July 2020 -- 'Money meant for face masks': August to October 2020 -- 'A force that would shatter our nation rather than share it': November 2020 to January 2021 -- Conclusion: it's not enough to say 'a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought': February 2021 to the present -- References -- Index
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