Ending War: The Force Of Reason by Tom MilneEnding War: The Force Of Reason by Tom Milne

Ending War: The Force Of Reason

byTom MilneEditorM. Bruce

Paperback | July 13, 1999

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World-renowned political thinkers and scientists write on nuclear weapons and war in the twenty-first century. The contributors include Mikhail Gorbachev, who first declared 'A nuclear war cannot be won and must not be fought', Robert McNamara, US Defense Secretary at the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis and Vietnam War; and Nobel Peace Laureate Joseph Rotblat, the only scientist to resign from the Manhattan Project, where the world's first nuclear weapons were produced.
OSCAR ARIAS President of Costa Rica from 1986 to1990 and Nobel Peace Prize Winner in 1987, MICHAEL ATIYAH President of Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, SISSELA BOK Philosopher, Distinguished Fellow at Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, FRANCESCO CALOGERO Professor of Theoretical Physics, University ...
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Title:Ending War: The Force Of ReasonFormat:PaperbackDimensions:179 pages, 21.6 × 14 × 0.02 inPublished:July 13, 1999Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780333774823

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Table of Contents

Foreword; F.Dyson Notes on the Contributors Introduction; V.Goldanskii & S.Rodionov The Force of Reason; O.Arias ELIMINATING NUCLEAR WAR Leaving the Bomb Project; J.Rotblat Working for a Humane Society; M.Gorbachev The Road to Zero; H.York Getting to Zero: Too Difficult? Too Dangerous? Too Distracting?; J.P.Holdren Disinventing Nuclear Weapons; F.Calogero Scientists and the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons; I.Ogawa The Social Responsibility of Scientists; M.Atiyah ENDING WAR Reflections on War in the Twenty-first Century; R.S.McNamara From a Nuclear-free to a War-free World; A.Rapoport The Abolition of War: Realistic Utopianism; B.Kent The 'Moral Equivalent of War'; S.Bok The United Nations and Peacekeeping; J.C.Polanyi A Bridge to the Twenty-first Century; S.J.Ionno Of Men, their Minds and the Bomb; J.Singh Remember your Humanity; J.Rotblat Index

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'Ending war, eradicating nuclear weapons, is no longer the pursuit of a dream but a necessary collective fight towards a necessary collective goal. This stimulating collection of essays contributes to this fight.' - Boutros Boutros-Ghali, former Secretary General of the United Nations 'For too long the world - including the scientific community - has been dominated by the logic of force and the culture of war. Now we can - and we must - make the transition to the force of reason and a culture of peace and non-violence. I highly recommend this book as an inspiration to everyone to take part in this transition - the greatest challenge of the new millennium.' - Federico Mayor, Director-General, UNESCO 'Throughout the nuclear age, Joseph Rotblat's indispensable voice has alerted the world to the dangers of nuclear weapons. Drawing inspiration from both his teaching and his moral courage, the authors of this important collection of essays show us how we must act now if we are to avoid repeating in the next century the tragic mistakes of this one.' - Paul Keating, former Prime Minister of Australia and convener of the Canberra Commission on the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons 'The essays in this book form a fitting tribute, on his 90th birthday, to Joseph Rotblat's devotion for half a century to trying to ensure that governments, and the people who support them, renounce reliance on nuclear weapons for their defence and for the influence they exert, and, instead, adopt a rational, sane and humane policy for their security and for the peaceful settlement of international disputes. Nobody has tried harder than he to achieve this.' - Field Marshal Lord Carver, former Chief of the UK Defence Staff 'Is it possible for us - the people of the world - to live in peace, in a global neighbourhood, with no nuclear weapons? In this book you find the visions, ideas and facts. Read it and re-read it.' - Ingvar Carlsson, former Prime Minister of Sweden