The Apocalyptic Premise: Nuclear Arms Debated : Thirty-one Essays by Statesmen, Scholars, Religious Leaders, and Journalists (Google eBook)

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Scarecrow Press, 1982 - Political Science - 417 pages
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Mental health professionals should be attuned to the ideal of compassionate understanding even when faced with clinical and social questions of a large scope: What if the patient is a family rather than an individual? Or a small group, a large group, an organization, a community, or social institution? What if the patient is a whole culture? If all of these are cases in need, can psychiatric assessment of them provide the necessary understanding and devise appropriate and workable forms of help? What are the next evolutions of psychiatric diagnosis and what are the differences in human well-being they can make? The papers in this book are attempts to come to grips with these questions, one by one, cautiously or boldly, according to each author's outlook and temperament.
  

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Contents

1 Nuclear Weapons and the Atlantic Alliance
3
2 Nuclear Weapons and the Preservation of Peace
23
3 Defending Europe Without the Bomb
41
4 Western Europe Needs a Nuclear Option
47
5 A Global Freeze on Nuclear Weapons
63
6 In Defense of Deterrence
69
7 No First Use Requires a Conventional Buildup
83
8 Revive the BantheBomb Movement
93
18 Recovery From Nuclear Attack
255
19 Nuclear Morality
273
20 The Case for Nuclear Pacifism
279
21 The Churchs Views on Nuclear Arms
295
22 The Peace Bishops
309
23 Military Balance Is Essential to Peace
323
24 Deterrence Is Morally Acceptable
331
25 The Moral Imperative of Nuclear Disarmament
339

9 Ban Whose Bomb?
105
10 The KGBs Magical War for Peace
111
11 The Counterfeit Peacemakers
139
12 The Soviet Role in the Peace Movement
165
13 Moscows Response to US SaberRattling
205
14 Why Peace Movements Fail
211
15 The Fate of the Earth
221
16 Apocalyptic Panic Is No Help
235
17 Nuclear Holocaust in Perspective
243
26 An Ethic of Purity vs An Ethic of Responsibility
351
27 Peace Tyranny and Arms Control
363
28 Strategy Deterrence and Arms Control
373
29 Highlights of usArms Control Policy
379
30 The Soviet Approach to Arms Control
385
31 Peace With Freedom and Justice
391
Bibliography
401
Index of Names
409
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