Thermonuclear Monarchy

Scarry, Elaine
Publisher:  W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
Year Published:  2014  
Pages:  592pp   ISBN:  9780393080087
Library of Congress Number:  JX1974.7.S2177 2014   Dewey:  327.1/7470973 23
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX18439

Nuclear weapons as fundamentally anti-democratic power.

Abstract: 
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In this incisive, masterfully argued new book, award-winning social theorist Elaine Scarry demonstrates that the power of one leader to obliterate millions of people with a nuclear weapon -- a possibility that remains very real even in the wake of the Cold War—deeply violates our constitutional rights, undermines the social contract, and is fundamentally at odds with the deliberative principles of democracy.