Jonathan Schell

No Nukes!


Jonathan Schell, columnist for the Nation and author of The Fate of the Earth, The Seventh Decade: The New Shape of Nuclear Danger, discusses his view that the people of earth are in great danger from nuclear weapons, his fear of Iran’s nuclear program and belief that bombing them is the worst way to keep them from making nukes, the theory of mutual assured destruction as applied to Iran, the call for a “preemptive” first strike on China back in the 60s and the U.S. and USSR’s pledge to disarm their nukes under the Non-Proliferation Treaty.

MP3 here. (19:55)

Jonathan Schell is the author of The Fate of the Earth, among other books, and the just-published The Seventh Decade: The New Shape of Nuclear Danger. He is the Harold Willens Peace Fellow at The Nation Institute, and a visiting lecturer at Yale University.

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  1. Schell is so right, and I am so grateful that he wrote this book. To think that we are still nonchalantly talking about dropping nuclear bombs, after all the years of effort so many wonderful people have spended trying to curtail their proliferation, and convince us how continuing on our warful ways will end up killing us all. Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward sure tried to help, but now we are back to nowhere.

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