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.
When the truth comes out in Iraq, America's
grotesque misadventure there will be brought to a close.
The Senate backed down from its "nuclear option." But would Bush actually reach for his?
At the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty review
conference, two groups are colliding.
The government manipulates popular movements at home and abroad.
One of the most difficult things to judge in the world today is the extent of American power.
Introspection is not the purpose of this occasional column, but a moment of it seems appropriate in the wake of the election recently held in Iraq.
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As I followed the initial coverage of the tsunami in the Indian Ocean, I was reminded of a time in the early1980s when I spent some months researching the effects of a nuclear war-- the thermal p
The Jonathan Schell Reader has just been published by Nation Books.
For some time now, American political discussion has seemed to revolve around little stock phrases, such as "defining moment" (at the time of the first Gulf War), "the end of history" (at the end