The Nation: The Pornography of Bomb

We will not be able to regulate nuclear weapons around the world in 1999 any better than we can control the Saturday-night special, heroin, or pornography today.

—Harvard's Thomas Schelling

This is the chilling conclusion of a symposium in the November issue of Harvard Magazine. In it, five arms-control experts judge that some nuclear wars are likely to occur before this century's end. The five are: Schelling, a professor of political economy; Biochemist Paul Doty, head of Harvard's Science in International Affairs program; Physicist Richard Garwin; Chemist George Kistiakowsky, a former executive of the Manhattan Project; and M.I.T. Political Scientist George Rathjens, formerly...

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