The Seventh Decade

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The Seventh Decade: The New Shape of Nuclear Danger
Seventh Decade cover.jpg
Author Jonathan Schell
Publisher Metropolitan Books, an imprint of Henry Holt & Company
Publication date
November 2007
Pages 272pp
ISBN 978-0-8050-8129-9
OCLC 122701842
355.02/170973 22
LC Class U264.3 .S43 2007

The Seventh Decade: The New Shape of Nuclear Danger is a 2007 book by Jonathan Schell. It is described as a provocative book which explores the threat posed by some new nuclear policies of the United States.[1][2][3]

Schell argues that "a revolution in nuclear affairs has occurred under the watch of the Bush administration", including a historic embrace of a first-strike policy and the development of new generations of nuclear weapons. Schell contends that this policy has provoked weapons proliferation in Iran, North Korea, and elsewhere; accelerated global trafficking in nuclear weapons; and advanced nuclear terrorism.[1][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Walker, Martin (November 25, 2007). "Smoking Guns and Mushroom Clouds - Books About Nuclear Proliferation by Jonathan Schell and Richard Rhodes - Book Review". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-11-12. 
  2. ^ Freedman, Lawrence D. (May–June 2008). "Review of The Seventh Decade: The New Shape of Nuclear Danger". Foreign Affairs. Retrieved 2008-11-12. 
  3. ^ Miles, Jim (February 11, 2008). "Book Review: The Seventh Decade". Political Affairs Magazine. Retrieved 2008-11-12. [dead link]
  4. ^ The Seventh Decade: The New Shape of Nuclear Danger at Powells.com

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