McGovern’s 1972 White House run was the last time presidential politics would be so open or so democratic.
This article addresses the conflicts of interest between nuclear scientists and the need for disarmament.
The powers in control of US public policy and their far-flung global allies appear to have learned nothing from the extraordinary opportunity we lost for a more peaceful world at the Cold War’s end.
When the Cold War ended, many believed there would be a peace dividend, nuclear disarmament, and dismantling of the war machine with industrial conversion to peaceful technology. Instead, we’ve witnessed the aggressive expansion of NATO, to include the former Soviet Republics, right up to the Russian border, which should be a wake-up call to many living in the American Empire.
The catastrophe in Japan is a signal to shift away from nuclear energy to rely more on the sun, the wind, and the tides.
The long-term costs for nuclear energy are greater than solar, wind, and geothermal alternatives.
Instead of letting the old nuclear complex rust in peace, the government is proactively taking the initiative to create a whole new generation of Dr. Strangeloves.
Support for nuclear disarmament has spread to the heart of the Atlantic alliance and beyond.