Jonathan Schell is the Doris Shaffer Fellow at The Nation Institute and teaches a course on the nuclear dilemma at Yale. He is the author of The Unconquerable World: Power, Nonviolence and the Will of the People, an analysis of people power, and The Seventh Decade: The New Shape of Nuclear Danger.
The nuclear abolition documentary Countdown to Zero is not just a howl of alarm or a historical primer. It's a shocking but completely reliable account of the issue of nuclear weapons as it exists today.
The nuclear dilemma in the Obama era.
The Bay State election results are a chapter in a story that predates Obama's presidency.
We learned so much, at such cost, in Vietnam. Why must we learn it all again in Afghanistan?
The former secretary of defense presided over the deaths of millions--and was one of the only officials to express regret.
The former secretary of defense presided over the deaths of millions--and was one of the only officials to publicly express regret.
The war, as we learned from the photos of Abu Ghraib, produced torture. Before that happened, torture had produced war.
Obama's promise to move toward disarmament is not the same as achieving it.
The path of ruling through illusion has been tried and failed. Obama must govern with a realism of the sort America has not seen for a long time.
On the campaign trail, new lies are being pumped into the political bloodstream.