Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Gov. Jerry Brown — A Stark Nuclear Warning

Jerry Brown, sitting governor of California, reviews My Journey at the Nuclear Brink by William J. Perry, with a foreword by George P. Shultz (Stanford Security Studies).
I know of no person who understands the science and politics of modern weaponry better than William J. Perry, the US Secretary of Defense from 1994 to 1997. When a man of such unquestioned experience and intelligence issues the stark nuclear warning that is central to his recent memoir, we should take heed. Perry is forthright when he says: “Today, the danger of some sort of a nuclear catastrophe is greater than it was during the Cold War and most people are blissfully unaware of this danger.”1 He also tells us that the nuclear danger is “growing greater every year” and that even a single nuclear detonation “could destroy our way of life.”
The New York Review of Books
A Stark Nuclear Warning
Jerry Brown

1 comment:

Kaivey said...

We had a fantastic opportunity for world peace, but the West didn't want it. I remember as a boy the nuclear threat being all the time, that was really horrible, but they brought it back again. Nuclear weapons are worth $billions to the One Percent, so they couldn't let it pass.