Books: A Critique and a Caricature

THE NUCLEAR DELUSION by George F. Kennan; Pantheon; 208 pages; $13.95 WITH ENOUGH SHOVELS by Robert Scheer; Random House; 285 pages; $14.95

Americans have been living with the Bomb for more than 35 years, but not until 1982 did many begin reading about it. This year there are some 250 books about nuclear weaponry available, more than ten times as many as a decade ago. The Reagan Administration is largely responsible for the sudden, widespread interest. Frequent statements from senior officials that nuclear war may be not only thinkable but winnable have had almost...

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