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Jonathan Schell

He made it clear that on matters of conscience, inaction is unacceptable.

Atomic test

A new book explores the alarming threat of accidental nuclear detonations.

After the Fukushima disaster, a new generation has drawn inspiration from the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street.

In a decisive set of referendums, Italian voters have rejected legal immunity for political leaders, nuclear power and the privatization of water—and dealt a direct blow not only against Berlusconi but against the neoliberal worship of the market.

Dagmar Wilson was one of those responsible for what Alice Munro calls the “great switch in women’s lives.”

Edwards and Kucinich oppose nuclear power plants; Obama and Clinton are very much in favor: Will voters care?

Remembering an eminent scientist who fought tirelessly to protect human health from the hazards of nuclear weapons and nuclear energy.

Blogs

As he once wrote of history itself, Jonathan was “no respecter of conventional wisdom.”

March 29, 2014

Katrina vanden Heuvel pays tribute to the late Jonathan Schell, whose intrepid journalism and passionate conviction inspired a generation.

March 28, 2014

Command and Control documents nuclear near-misses and the possibility of a doomsday scenario, bringing nuclear dangers back into the fore.

September 17, 2013

What it means, as symbol and reality, then and now.

July 26, 2013

Nagasaki, which lost over 70,000 civilians (and a few military personnel) to a new weapon sixty-five years ago today, has always been the Forgotten A-Bomb City.

August 30, 2011

The herculean effort required to win Senate ratification of a modest arms reduction treaty is a stark reminder of how tough it will be to reach more far-reaching agreements on nuclear weapons in the 112th Congress.

January 3, 2011

Sixty-five years after the atomic attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, controversy continues to rage over the acts, sparked this time by President Obama's decision to send a US envoy to Hiroshima for the official ceremony today.

August 6, 2010

This Friday marks the 65th anniversary of the first use of the atomic bomb against a large city. Since that day, creative artists of every variety have made incisive, satiric or powerful statements about nuclear threat. What these artistic statements share, however, with rare exceptions, is an avoidance of the specific subject of Hiroshima.

August 3, 2010