SOURCE: The Atlantic
Thirty-three years ago, on April 26, 1986, a series of explosions destroyed Chernobyl’s reactor No. 4, and several hundred staff and firefighters tackled a blaze that burned for 10 days and sent a plume of radiation around the world.
by Lawrence Wittner
On September 25, 1961, dismayed by the Soviet Union’s recent revival of nuclear weapons testing, John F. Kennedy used the occasion of his address to the United Nations to challenge the Russians “not to an arms race, but to a peace race.”
SOURCE: Washington Post
by Elena Souris
Historically, a homogenous group of policymakers make innovation less likely.
SOURCE: Wall Street Journal
by Mikhail Gorbachev
The dangers have only become more acute in the decades since I tried to convince Thatcher.
In “Midnight in Chernobyl,” Adam Higginbotham offers a thorough and readable account of one awful night in the Ukraine and its consequences.
MIT Historian Kate Brown Alleges United Nations Scientific Cover-Up Of Death And Disease Toll From Chernobyl
In her new book, Dr. Brown alleges that scientists and officials representing the United Nations, the Red Cross, and the World Health Organization covered up evidence that hundreds of thousands of people died from radiation from the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident.
SOURCE: Tom Dispatch
by James Carroll
The history behind the latest nuclear weapons.
by Lawrence Wittner
As Nations Get Ready for Nuclear War, Their Governments Work to Create the Illusion of Safety
Despite criticisms from politicians, many scientists and others that the SDI was impractical, expensive and dangerous, the concept was developed during a frightening era.
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