A Grim Manifesto on Nuclear War

The Fate of the Earth: powerful but flawed

Every few years, along comes a publishing sensation that is much more than just another bestseller. Usually it is a book that manages, by a combination of good timing and fresh, forceful presentation, to speak for, as well as to, a large segment of society on a serious subject. Jonathan Schell's The Fate of the Earth, still two weeks away from its official publication date, is already just such a highbrow blockbuster. This erudite yet passionate treatise on the danger of nuclear war attracted widespread attention...

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